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Plot Summary

When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of
saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones , Hilary Swank , David Dencik , William Fichtner , Grace Gummer , John Lithgow , Tim Blake Nelson , Miranda Otto

Director: Tommy Lee Jones

Genres: Western

The Homesman (2014)

Release Date: November 14th, 2014|2 hr. 2 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • This beautifully crafted film intrigues as a story never told before and ratchets up dramatic interest through a succession of unexpected turns. show more

  • The Homesman certainly wins a few points for trying a different type of Western. There are no greedy land barons and no gunslingers drawin’ at high noon. But being unique isn’t enough if the story remains uneven and the characters don’t feel real. show more

  • Tommy Lee Jones shows some true storytelling grit in this superbly watchable frontier western; he has a muscular and confident command of narrative, driving the plot onward with a real whip-crack, and easily handles the tonal swings between brutal shock, black comedy and sentimentality. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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