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Meek's Cutoff

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Kelly Reichardt

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About the Movie

In 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, a wagon train of three families hires mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert. Over the coming days, lost in the heat, the settlers face hunger, thirst and a lack of faith in each person's instincts for survival.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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86%
  • Reviews Counted: 125
  • Fresh: 107
  • Rotten: 18
  • Average Rating: 7.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: If you allow its windswept silences to work on you, "Meek's Cutoff" gathers its own snakelike sense of momentum... – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, May 12, 2011

Fresh: Told largely in long shot, it's a painfully, beautifully slow film, which is understandable given the time, place, and situation. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, May 5, 2011

Fresh: A mesmerizing cinematic journey that is often as arduous and spare as the lives of its hard-bitten protagonists. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, May 20, 2011

Fresh: "Meek's Cutoff" is more an experience than a story. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, May 12, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Exquisite

This film is EXQUISITE. It's extremely slow and artistic so don't watch if you're not into that. If you are, you will find this quite extraordinary. Kelly Reichardt is tremendously talented, and the acting is all great.

Don

This was the slowest most boring movie I have ever watched. If your having trouble sleeping purchase this movie!

Meek

This movie sucked! Who has the money waste making a movie like this! There was no point, no focus, no resolution to the plot. Don't waste your time trying to figure it out. It's pointless...just like the movie. What a disappointment start to finish.

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