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John Hillcoat


Guy Pearce
Noah Taylor
Ray Winstone
Richard Wilson
Emily Watson
John Hurt





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Taking place in the old west of Australia, a man's brother has 9 days to kill another man or his brother will be killed.

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dukeakasmudge 10/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Hated it.....

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mitchellyoung 07/20/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A thoughtful and often shockingly violent Western. The Australian outback setting at once sets it apart from other films in the genre. The script, by Nick Cave, is poetic and insightful and the film is unflinching in its examination of saints and sinners alike. Haunting and very memorable. One of the best films of 2005.

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Bribaba 05/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The slow pace shouldn't both anyone other than those with the attention span of a gnat. After all, the Aussie outback was hardly noted for its frenetic pace. My only misgivings were in the casting: we are told that the leader of the gang is a half-man, half-dog psychopath but what we get is cuddly Danny Houston. This apart, it's a terrific, brooding piece of work. An homage for which Leone would surely be grateful.

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Bob Stone 05/06/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Boasting beautiful landscapes,a haunting tone and a great lead performance by Ray WInstone,The Propostion is one of the best modern Westerns around. The films biggest problem is that there are a few scenes in the movie that seem to go nowhere and take an extremly long time to be explained.But that fault is easily forgiven once you look at the gourgeous direction by John Hillcoat,showing breathaking landscapes and sudden bursts of very graphic violence,The Propsition is excellent in just bout every way, and would probably improve with multiple viewing.

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goodfellamike 10/27/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Well-crafted, poetic and haunting story of brotherly love, betrayal, redemption and the consequences of violence. John Hurt is flamboyant as is clearly enjoying his eccentricities, but his role is criminally small. Final Grade: A-

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01/20/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A western set in the Australian outback, the proposition in question is made by Ray Winstone, a local police captain intent on civilizing the unkempt wilderness. He threatens to hang the younger brother of ex-outlaw Guy Pearce unless he hunts down and kills his older brother, a brutal rapist and murderer. The Proposition looks amazing, and having being written and scored by cult singer songwriter Nick Cave, sounds amazing as well. But somehow, it didn't quite gel for me. The characters are interesting, and the dialogue clever, but the relationships between the characters weren't quite there; it seemed like a collection of self consciously cool individuals and situations rather than a narrative flow. It's very low key in a similar way to The Assassination Of Jesse James and the sudden outb...

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