Film Review: The Homesman

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I really don’t know where, or how to start this review. I am sure The Homesman, Tommy Lee Jones’s latest offering from both sides of the camera (writing, directing and providing a lead role) had been given good reviews. That people spoke highly of it, and while it’s been and gone from the big screen gaze for a while, I certainly wasn’t expecting the film I was treated to.

It’s been a very, very long time since a movie has left me feeling this surprised, shocked and disappointed. The Homesman just doesn’t seem to have a redeeming feature, and I was actually very close to walking out it was that bad. The only thing keeping me in my seat is the belief that you give a film a chance no matter how bad it appears, after all, the law of the universe states that the moment you give up on a film is the moment before it bursts into life and becomes a classic. Read more