Directed by John Hillcoat
Written by Nick Cave
Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Danny Huston, David Wenham, Richard Wilson and Emily Watson
I heard so much praise about John Hillcoat's The Proposition that it was compared to an Eastwood or Leone flick. After watching the movie, I would highly disagree with that statement.
My first mistake was that I was expecting to be blown away about this movie. I was expecting it to be The OK Corrale the whole movie, but I felt that the movie didn't have anybody to root for.
The outlaw gang, The Burns Brothers are being pursued by the law for the rape and murder of a local woman, which lead to the house being burned down. Capt. Stanley (Winstone) offers a proposition for the middle brother, Charlie (Pearce) to keep his younger brother, Mikey (Wilson) from a hanging is to have Charlie seek the older brother, Arthur (Huston) and kill him within nine days.
I was not expecting to the movie to be a bullet barrage all the time, but I felt that the movie was disconnected to the audience. I felt that none of the main characters are sympathetic enough to root for them. You have Charlie that does say much, Capt. Stanley that would make a brother kill another brother, a psychotic in Arthur and a puss like Mikey. Who are we supposed to root for?
I tried to get through this movie and I lost interest in it. I didn't care. I didn't care what happened, who died, etc. I had enough.