The Homes­man

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There isn’t a white hat to be seen in this grimly re­al­is­tic Western star­ring Tommy Lee Jones and Hi­lary Swank, and the most heroic char­ac­ter wears a bon­net not a Stet­son. The set­ting is the harsh plains of 1850s Ne­braska where the hard­ships of fron­tier life have driven three lo­cal women mad. Swank’s pi­o­neer vol­un­teers to es­cort the women back east, and ropes in Jones’s claim-jumper for the five-week jour­ney. This is a dark, prickly film, but it con­tains great depths of com­pas­sion and pathos.

THIS WAS THE FI­NAL FRON­TIER FOR HI­LARY AND TOMMY

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