The Salvation

Reviewed by Gabriel of Urantia

  • Western
  • 92 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R

Mads Mikkelsen does an excellent job in playing the quiet, tough man Jon Jensen who revenges his son's, wife's, and brother's deaths by the hands of two 1870s cowboys. The brother, Mikael Persbrandt, also plays a man's man, who saves Jon from the hands of the vicious Henry Delarue (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his gang, who are bent to kill Jon for killing Henry's brother, even though it was in retribution for the rape and murder of his wife and son. This European cowboy film is much better than most American cowboy films, with the exception of when Marlon Brando made cowboy films. Eva Green, who plays an abused wife of the rapist brother, is always beautiful and striking on the screen, even though in this film she did not talk, because her tongue was cut out by Indians. I saw this film twice and would see it again in the future, such great acting. Director Kristian Levring.

~Gabriel of Urantia

*MPAA = Motion Picture Association of America

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