This movie was like watching appaloosa is was slow right up to the last 17 minutes and even thou it didn't have that much action it was OK because it was telling a story about her life using flash backs on and off if you had any other actress play Jane i don't know if it would have been better kinda like will smith in Iam legend. the story is nice I found my self glued to the to the TV not wanting to move to make sure i wasn't missing anything, I also had to make sure the volume was high enough so i could here since some of the movie it was kind of quiet, and Ewan Mcgregor played <more>
his character we'll, for some this movie might not be for them since most people look a westerns ti have lots of action but if you want a nice drama with a good story then this movie is for you To me i think this deserves more then just a 6/10 but that me
Underrated movie, make up your own opinion and write a review! (by Screen_Maven)
So it is rated currently in Oktober 2016, for a 5.8... Why so low?! I have seen many, many movies. This is a gem!!! Go see this brilliant movie for yourself. And do write a review. This western has beautiful filmed scenes, great Dolby, a-specific western, because a woman is in the lead with guns! Great acting and directing! So could it be that the low ranking has to with the self declared professionals review writers, has difficulties to pace up with a modern western with a lady in the lead? Or what? I recommend to see this great modern western to all you movie lovers, and judge for your <more>
"Jane Got a Gun" - and an excellent western! (by dave-mcclain)
Natalie Portman in a western? I mean, isn't she the girl who won an Oscar for "Black Swan" and played Queen Amidala in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy? What about Joel Edgerton from "The Warrior", "Exodus: Gods and Kings" and "The Gift" ? Or Ewan McGregor, who was also in "Star Wars" Episodes 1-3 as well as unusual movies like "Moulin Rouge!", "The Men Who Stare at Goats" and "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"? Then there's Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro, who famously played Persian King Xerxes in <more>
the "300" movies. I'd answer all those objections with another question: Why not? After all, stretching is important for actors. When they play against type, we often get surprisingly enjoyable performances from our favorite thespians – and these gutsy actors sometimes find entirely new niches for themselves.Actors like Robert De Niro and Leslie Nielsen, known mainly for "tough guy" roles, each decided to start doing some comedy. That gave us the "Meet the Parents" and "Analyze This" movies from De Niro and "Airplane!" and the "Naked Gun" movies from Nielsen . And does anyone remember when Bruce Willis was mostly doing romantic comedy? "Bruce Willis in an action movie?!?" people said in 1988 – until they saw "Die Hard". There you go. Now, let us consider the very reasonable possibility that Portman, Edgerton, McGregor, Santoro, et al, can bring us an entertaining western in "Jane Got a Gun" R, 1:38 .Portman plays Jane Hammond, a wife and mother living in a small house in Middle-of-nowhere, New Mexico in 1871, six years after the Civil War ended. When her husband, Bill Emmerich , shows up at home with five bullets in his back, Jane springs into action. The Bishop Boys gang, led by John Bishop McGregor , and including violent men with names like Fitchum Santoro , have an old grudge against Bill. He may have gotten away for the moment, but they intend to find him and finish him off. After patching up her husband as well as she could, Jane rides to the house of Dan Frost Edgerton , trying to enlist his help in defending her home and her family. Dan turns her down cold, but soon reconsiders.Dan and Jane had been engaged before the war. Dan went off to join the Union Army and wasn't heard from for three years. By the time he and Jane were reunited, Jane had married Bill and had his baby. There's no love lost between Dan and Bill, but Dan can't bear the thought of leaving Jane to the mercy of the Bishop Boys, a decidedly unmerciful group. As the big confrontation with John Bishop and company draws ever closer, flashbacks progressively tell us more about the past interactions among these four characters – including some well-kept secrets that, once revealed, will change everything."Jane Got a Gun" is a very well-told, very human story. Its setting of the Old West may suggest plenty of gun fights and action, but what we get is much more. There are a number of exciting scenes that are very well staged and executed, but the script is even more appealing than the film's action sequences. The story is interesting and told very effectively, with some nicely quotable dialog along the way. The interactions between the characters make for a complicated and intriguing dynamic, helped along by great performances from the talented and experienced cast. Add to the mix terrific cinematography and a great song called "Perdition", which plays as the credits roll, and you have several wonderful cinematic elements and an outstanding cast which come together to make a very entertaining motion picture. "A"
I was unpleasantly surprised by the bad reviews that Jane Got a Gun has received in the US by "experts". I'm a fan of Western movies and was delighted by the high quality of this film. The photography alone superb makes it worthwhile to watch. The dusty desert environment is awesome, the costumes magnificent and the acting s excellent.The story-line is original and Natalie Portman, as usual, extraordinary.In my opinion, this film has captured the style of the best Clint Eastwood westerns. Granted it uses the well trodden revenge plot, but it does it cleverly and keeps the <more>
spectator in constant suspense. Those daft commercial critics of the film, probably did not like both the story. But then, as usual, they were resorting to their pseudo sophisticated, near sighted inane criteria. I enjoyed the movie enormously from the beginning to the end. I certainly recommend this film to those Western film addicts like myself.
Best Natalie Portman's performance of her career (by agutmann-86055)
A Gem hidden in the pile of filmsPrior seeing the film, I didn't even think that this movie would make me think about the "Quick and the Dead". Then I saw "Jane With A Gun" last night, and I thought this film might be Natalie Portman's best performance of her career. I no longer see her being awkward, teenage- like, out-of-place in film, using strange body language, etc. She comes across as a full grown confident woman as the storyline said she should be. I recommend it. The plot was great and not like typical predictable films. It will take you places. This is <more>
one movie that you don't read the spoilers or plot before you going, Just going in without knowing what it is about except "gun" + "wild wild west". And you won't be disappointed. You'll leaving the theater wondering if you like Natalie Portman's "Jane with a Gun" more or as well as Sharon Stone's "Quick and the Dead". See it and enjoy.
Heck of a Western, I expected it would be good before I viewed it when I saw Joel Edgerton had a major role in the movieEdgerton can really bring it as a lead or support role. And he didn't disappoint.But I was extremely impressed with Portman. She has picked some stinker roles in the past however she proved IMO she is no longer just the pretty face and she has honed her craft to be a very good actor.Blows my mind that IMDb is only giving this movie a rating of 5.9 I am a big fan of westerns and I don't hand out high ratings with a whim or fancy.Good to see Ewan McGregor in a small <more>
I went into this movie with no expectations, and was pleasantly surprised. It's being called "slow," which I suppose it is, by Thor and Iron Man standards, but not in a way that bothered me - I wasn't expecting an action-packed story, because, well, I don't mind if a movie has dialog. I thought the pacing was great, and I loved the way the audience slowly finds out what happened, through flashbacks from several different points of view. I didn't mind that Jane wasn't a super hero, just a determined woman, who was strong because life demanded it of her. It felt <more>
very realistic. It's not a perfect movie, but it's worth seeing for great performances and gorgeous scenery filmed on location in New Mexico . I think this movie will do well on video or streaming, if it finds the right audience that is, people like me - I'm certainly telling my friends about it.
Watched Jane Got A Gun featuring My Favorite Actress Natalie Portman Star Wars:Revenge Of The Sith as Jane Hammond, Joel Edgerton The Gift as Dan Frost, Noah Emmerich Super 8 as Bill "Ham" Hammond, Rodrigo Santoro The Last Stand as Fitchum , and Ewan McGregor The Impossible as John Bishop,Boyd Holbrook Run All Night as Vic , I enjoyed The film despite it being hampered By Delays and Changing of Directors ,while it wasn't 3:10 To Yuma 2007 it was great story also it was story driven, Natalie Portman gave one of her best performances since her Oscar Winning role in Black <more>
Swan also Joel Edgertons Dan Frost was compelling character, Ewan McGregor played a Great Villain in John Bishop and Great Music By Lisa Gerrard Gladiator & Marcello De Francisci Balibo Costume Design by Terry Anderson Focus & Catherine George Snowpiercer , Cinematography By Mandy Walker Red Riding Hood great direction from Gavin O'Connor Warrior A Potential Cult Western Film 8/10