Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Proposition

The Proposition (2005)

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.

My rating:


  1. What is meh on a scale 1-10? Also, is Sleep Beauty worthwile watching? Thanks for the post and feel free to drop by me too, soon.

  2. It's a scale from 1 to 5. Meh is a two on the scale. It's barely enjoyable, but lacks substance. Sleeping Beauty? I haven't seen the movie. It seems like drivel to me.

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