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Year
2010
Runtime
104 min.
Director
Kelly Reichardt
Genres
Drama, Western
Rating *
6.6
Votes *
8,663
Checks
2,031
Favs
133
Dislikes
38
Favs/checks
6.5% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. flaiky's avatar

    flaiky

    The reason to watch this film is the stunning visuals. Every frame looks like a painting. 8 years 10 months ago
  2. Louis Mazzini's avatar

    Louis Mazzini

    A masterpiece. One of the greatest westerns ever. 9 years 4 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Meek's Cutoff is a slice of life western, based on a true events relating to Oregonian trails, one of which was... I don't think "blazed" is the right word here... in 1845 by a guide called Meek who got part of a caravan completely lost in the desert. We come into the film in the middle of things and opt out before there's a solid resolution (though there's definitely a character arc at play), definitely a story on slow burn, more procedural than true survival film. And part of the inaction of it comes from using the women's point of view. Kept away from decision making most of the way through, we hear many conversations from afar (the film benefits from activating subtitles, at least from a clarity standpoint) and spend time on the fringes of the lost convoy. Somehow, it retains an acceptable measure of tension, especially once the group captures a Native who will either take them to water or to their deaths, but many audiences will be left thirsty. 5 years ago
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In 5 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #21 in A.V. Club's The Best Movies of the 2010s
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  2. This movie ranks #76 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women
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  3. This movie ranks #103 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
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  4. This movie ranks #179 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  5. This movie ranks #214 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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