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  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A Western short on dialogue and long on pomposity, is little more than an extended chase scene down a snow-filled mountaintop to a desert floor. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A psychological drama with an intriguing ambiguity that challenges the viewer's loyalties and preconceived notions. For the first half of the movie you find yourself on the side of a hunted man. Then as the story unfolds, his pursuer becomes the one you root for. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Before long, though, things take a turn from simplicity to sententiousness, then to surreal silliness, and finally to a mano-à-mano contest, on a parched desert floor, over which man gets the best close-ups. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    This is an entertaining Western with some earnest ideas about forgiveness, redemption and the loss of innocents. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A beautifully shot (by Oscar-winning cinematographer John Toll) but dramatically empty pursuit picture set in the untamed West. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    You could say that Seraphim Falls, was no better than the typical Westerns of the 1950s and '60s--which I think underrates it. But those typical Westerns were pretty darn good, and so is Seraphim Falls. show more

  • 75
    Ethan Alter Premiere

    Neeson and Brosnan, along with the beautiful location photography from DP John Toll, keeps you involved even when Von Ancken's heavy-handed direction threatens to bog the proceedings down. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Television director David Von Ancken's metaphorical revenge Western wears its influences on its sleeve, but adds nothing to the genre that hasn't already been explored in the quietly demythologizing films of Anthony Mann and Budd Boetticher, the baroque, operatic Italian Westerns of Sergio Leone and his less-familiar peers, and even in Sam Fuller's deranged, post-Civil War psychodrama "Run of the Arrow"(1956). show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The biblically themed Seraphim Falls moseys along very slowly, climaxing with a lengthy series of flashbacks and an appearance by Anjelica Huston as a medicine woman who may or not be the devil. show more

  • 67
    Austin Chronicle

    With Seraphim Falls, Brosnan shows himself, finally, to be an actor of real skill – rather than just a pretty face, a great head of hair, and a buttery British accent – capable not only of playing a real human being but one with a tortured soul and a dodgy past as well. show more

  • July 30, 2011 onefireman
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    Should have sen this on the big screen

  • May 22, 2008 tallison58
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    I kept checking the time, hoping it would be over soon. This revenge tale has been told. Not enough action to keep the story interesting.

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