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It's three years after the Civil War, and Morsman Carver (Liam Neeson) is leading a small hired posse, including Pope (Robert Baker) and Parsons (Ed Lauter), to track down Gideon (Pierce Brosnan) through the snow-covered woods of the Ruby Mountains in New Mexico. While his posse is in it for the money, Carver appears to have more personal reasons for going after Gideon--and demanding that he be taken alive. But in David Von Ancken's exciting Western, the audience is kept in the dark for most of the movie as to just why Carver is so determined to hunt Gideon down and meet him face-to-face. In fact, the script, written by Von Ancken and Abby Everett Jacques, also keeps viewers guessing about which of them might be the hero and which the villain, blurring the distinction between good and evil. Gorgeously filmed by John Toll, SERAPHIM FALLS is a stunning film to look at, enhanced by Harry Gregson-Williams's beautiful score and the vast expanse of the wide-open locations. Mixing in elements of such classic Westerns as THE SEARCHERS and UNFORGIVEN (among other Clint Eastwood films) with such survival thrillers as FIRST BLOOD and THE NAKED PREY, television director Von Ancken (OZ, NUMB3RS, COLD CASE) makes a compelling feature-film debut. Neeson and Brosnan are both outstanding in their difficult, complex roles, particularly the latter as he takes on numerous physical challenges, and Oscar winner Anjelica Huston pops up in an unusual way, playing a mysterious woman who likes to make very interesting deals.
Robert Baker, Liam Neeson, Xander Berkeley, John Robinson, Anjelica Huston, Angie Harmon, Pierce Brosnan, Tom Noonan, Ed Lauter, Edward Lauter
"Its strongest element is the austere majesty of the cinematography..."
New York Times
"Brosnan has never looked this spooked. He gets you on his side....[Neeson] gives Carver hints of a psycho drive beneath his righteous scowl. He and Brosnan are supremely well-matched foils..." -- Grade: B-
4 stars out of 5 -- "At times on par with the best Clint Eastwood horse operas....The acting and production values are first class throughout."
3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ell cast: no one does hollowed-out regret quite like Neeson....[A] sincere, straightforward picture..."
"Pierce Brosnan, continuing the career shift towards quirky, character roles marked by THE MATADOR, is wily and engaging as Gideon..."
Sight and Sound
4 stars out of 5 -- "Von Ancken conjures something of the mythic smack of UNFORGIVEN, aided immeasurably by John Toll's cinematography."
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