Bone Tomahawk

Bone Tomahawk

DVD - 2015
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Four men from a settlement in the Old West must ride to the edge of civilization to find some local townspeople who have been abducted. What they find is an evil beyond imagination and an enemy so brutal, they will never be the same again.
Publisher: [United States] : RLJ Entertainment, [2015]
Branch Call Number: MOVIE BON
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,rda
1 videodisc (ca. 132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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SAMtheDVDdevourer
May 13, 2018

I am no stranger to violence in a movie, but I do have to say that the other comments I have read are right on the mark. The one scene in particular, and I won't spoil it for those of you who do want to see it, is absolutely the most gruesome scene that I have ever watched in a movie! Good luck and don't have anything to eat before you watch this.

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moiet
Apr 21, 2018

This movie started off great. Enjoyed the acting, intriguing plot, humorous moments... but then it took a ridiculous, horrible turn. Let’s just say that (spoiler alert) cannabalistic, abducting, rapist cave men just aren’t my thing.

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richmole
Apr 18, 2018

This isn't a REALLY new film (2015), but it's certainly an auspicious one--the directorial debut of U.S. novelist and musician S. Craig Zahler. Took him two years after this one to direct another--get it at the library, too, but not if you're squeamish: Brawl in Cellblock 99. Zahler's picked up the pace recently: two features this year (2018), including one he's written and directed that's bound to create (another) cinema stir: a tale of corrupt cops, starring Cellblock headliner Vince Vaughn and bad-boy Mel Gibson as the criminally-minded cops. Enuff background...

What a mash-up this one is: 3/4 western, 1/4 horror flick. Has this been done before? The western sci-fi Cowboys VS Aliens has come the closest, I guess--If you omit the two vintage creature features, Beast of Hollow Mountain (Guy Madison) and Valley of Gwangi (James Franciscus).

I like a good western and this IS a good western--Zahler's intelligent script (he IS a writer, after all), avoids cliches putting some believable flesh on the bones of his characters, furthered by a good cast that includes Richard Jenkins (Shape of Water) and Kurt Russell (the revolting Hateful 8). Result: you really feel for these guys.

There's lots of feel, here, on other levels, too, a goodly dose of suspense and dread. Logic? Not so much, but then, when has logic intruded on a horror story? You might watch this and an hour later ask, "So where's the horror?" Ohh, it's coming! And it may make you wish you'd never started this American south-west rescue mission with these particular four mismatched men. Gives new meaning to the word, "gruesome."

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jjvotnbot
Mar 26, 2018

Excellent acting in this unique western. Perhaps this is the best performance ever by the versatile Richard Jenkins. Be warned -- some scenes are not for the squeamish.

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Kikokun
Mar 12, 2018

I was shocked to see this abhorrent movie was available to watch on my kid's Netflix account, as it was rated PG.
I did contact Netflix representative to ask how was this possible, and to get them to change the rating: I wanted that movie gone from the list of suggestions for my kids, and threatened to cancel my account. I guess more people did the same, as the rating was changed and the movie no longer appears available on teen's channel.
When I spoke to them, Netflix were quick to pass the buck to the national board of ratings, but I countered that Netflix too has a responsibility for this massive screw-up.
The question then is who is sicker, the authors of this movie, or the rating agencies (and Netflix themselves ) supposedly in charge of keeping such disturbing content from the eyes of our kids.
Case in point: Army Of Darkness is rated R. Contrast the violence in that movie, played mostly for laughs, and then consider that Bone Tomahawk was listed for months as a PG movie on your teen kid accounts. PG!! How much does a job at the Canada ratings agency pay? I could do a better job with my eyes closed, ears plugged and hands behind my back.
Bone Tomahawk rated PG? What a JOKE!

Go online, and read comments of grown adults who say they have been traumatized by the sadistic and insane violence featured in this movie.
Stay away from this one, that's my advice. I'm no prude, and have seem my fare share of movies with violence and gore, but this is a sick movie made by sick people.

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Nursebob
Mar 11, 2018

Writer/director S. Craig Zahler takes some tried and true horror tropes and twists them into something chillingly fresh, if not quite original. With terse dialogue that is oddly formal verging on stilted and brief flashes of grisly bloodletting, Zahler’s monstrous Western has the feel of a graphic novel especially with those howling sound effects echoing over the sagebrush and hungry fiends all decked out in grey body paint and grotesque piercings. Russell brings his usual intensity to the role of Sheriff Hunt, a man bound by honour as much as the law, while a supporting cast of ne’er-do-wells and cowpokes flesh the story out, notably Matthew Fox as the town’s dapper yet deadly Lothario; Patrick Wilson as a husband eager to rescue his captured wife despite hobbling with a broken leg; and Richard Jenkins whose scene-stealing deputy Chicory—a perfect blend of addled geriatric and loyal sidekick—throws some much needed humour into all the gore and tension. And gore, both implied and explicit, arrives in due course including one particularly brutal scene in which a trio of cannibals prepare their struggling evening meal. John Wayne would have peed his pants.

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steve1111
Feb 27, 2018

The high rating from Rotten Tomatoes is generous as far as this viewer is concerned, however if you're looking for a combination western/horror flick with slightly above average intelligence then this flick might fit the bill.

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VonHafenstaaad
Feb 08, 2018

I was surprised to see so many negative reviews on here. I have to say this really was a movie which told a story (shocking in this day an age) as opposed to most modern movies that use the format to simply dangle sex, explosions and cheap thrills in front of a slack jawed audience. I don't understand why so many people consider this movie to be slow-paced, as the entire time I was enthralled by the characters' emotions, interactions, and what was an obvious well developed lead up to a shocking and horrible climax. This movie took the time to actually develop the characters.

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TheeAvebury
Feb 08, 2018

Enjoyable but bloody Western/ Horror film.

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solbuckshot
Feb 03, 2018

Still waiting for a good d-lunt di dunt (William Tell overture) movie... This ain't it.

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SAMtheDVDdevourer
May 13, 2018

SAMtheDVDdevourer thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Kikokun
Mar 12, 2018

Kikokun thinks this title is suitable for 50 years and over

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Videoprone
Sep 19, 2016

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LauraSteinert
Jan 15, 2016

LauraSteinert thinks this title is suitable for 30 years and over

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bdelligatti
Jul 21, 2016

"Say goodbye to my wife. I'll say hello to yours." ... says Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) to Chicory (Richard Jenkins).

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jimg2000
Mar 06, 2016

Here are some already in IMDb:
Sheriff Franklin Hunt: Say goodbye to my wife. I'll say hello to yours.
John Brooder: Smart men don't get married.
Chicory: You know, I know the world's supposed to be round, but I'm not so sure about this part.
Sheriff Franklin Hunt: Pain is how your body talks to you. You'd do well to listen to it.
Buddy: This is not the time for womanly imaginings.

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KingofAce
May 14, 2016

The worst movie ever made by Hollywood. Shame on Kurt Russell and other actors to participate in this gory fiction movie. Children should not watch this brainless movie.

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