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Meek's Cutoff, from acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt (Wendy And Lucy, Old Joy), is a stark and poetic drama set in 1845, the earliest days of the treacherous Oregon Trail. A wagon train of three families (including two-time Academy Awardr nominee Michelle Williams) has hired 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, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants must face the scourges of hunger, thirst, and their own lack of faith in each other's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as their natural born enemy.
Another Opportunity gone by the waysides! This plot, however, never really developed. Like the settlers and their oxen, the story simply plodded along and the ending shows a clear... Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Majanie
This movie wondered all over the frontier and by the end of the movie had NEVER gotten anywhere. Left you hanging no knowing if they were close to anywhere (waiting to die of... Read morePublished 4 days ago by jjgamer
There was no point to the movie, it was a waste of $4.00, It appeared, it might be good, but it was like reading a book and stopping right in the middle and never knowing the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by William R. High
This film is a REVISIONIST western, not a classic western. If you are not interested in the progression of the western genre and its cultural significance to the United States –... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Firthfilms