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Based on 7 Reviews
critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A revenge-fantasy Western that wants to luxuriate in its B-movie roots but suffers from dull direction and an even duller central performance. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    The Old West is portrayed as a venal loony bin in Sweetwater, a handsomely designed, occasionally funny but ultimately empty female vengeance yarn. show more

  • 50
    William Goss The Dissolve

    Rare is the Western that’s too low-rent to be satisfyingly lurid, but with hardly any tension or personality to its name, Sweetwater just misses the mark. show more

  • 40
    Barbara VanDenburgh Arizona Republic

    The characters aren’t the only things painted in broad strokes. Sweetwater is rife with gauche symbolism and imagery. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    That Sweetwater is so generic doesn't prevent it from being intermittently entertaining. show more

  • 50
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    As violent act begets silly exchange begets another violent act, Sweetwater squanders its noteworthy resources — a cast enjoying themselves (especially Isaacs and Harris), and some effectively brooding outdoor cinematography. show more

  • 30
    Peter Debruge Variety

    Fancy-sounding dialogue and handsome widescreen lensing goes only so far to disguise the shallowness of the underlying material. show more

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