director John Maclean
An English/Kiwi Western starring Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee, Slow West is the worst worst worst movie that I’ve seen in some time.
Smit-McPhee is a young Scotsman who follows the love of his life when she immigrates to America with her father. He winds up employing Fassbender, a bounty hunter, to help track her down. Only it turns out that the girl and her father are wanted criminals and Fassbender, as well as others, seek to track them for alternative reasons.
It’s not that this had to be terrible. In fact, it’s a pretty-looking picture. Who knows, it might be one of the better-looking awful movies ever made. It’s meant to be artsy and somewhat ironic or humorous at times, as well as romantic. For some reason, the film has gotten good reviews. I’d mind-boggling as to why. It’s dunderheaded. Shockingly bad. Absolutely, positively terrible.