• The Homesman (2014)

The Homesman

Release Date: November 14th, 2014

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

A frontier farm woman (Hilary Swank) saves the life of a claim-jumper (Tommy Lee Jones) and persuades him to help her escort three insane women to a safe haven in Iowa.

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

Production Co: EuropaCorp

Keywords: Pursuit, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    Jones’ riveting Western is bleak and very nearly misanthropic, but it's also passionate, earthy, unpredictable, sensitive, and gloriously distinct. show more

  • 50
    Jordan HoffmanFilm.com

    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

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    This beautifully crafted film intrigues as a story never told before and ratchets up dramatic interest through a succession of unexpected turns. show more

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