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Jane Got a Gun

Jane Got a Gun Movie Review
Posted on March 14, 2016 by James Shults

Release Date: January 29, 2016

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Overall Rating: Good

Jane’s husband shows up at home nearly dead. He’s been shot multiple times by the Bishop Boys who are on their way to their home. It’s up to Jane to protect her husband and child.

The Good

This is a good looking movie. That’s probably the most noteworthy aspect of Jane Got a Gun. It’s not quite on par with other recent westerns like The Hateful Eight or Bone Tomahawk but it’s not far off. The look of the movie is completely convincing in a truly realized world.

The Bad

Why call this Jane Got a Gun? There’s a song many are familiar with called Janie’s Got a Gun. Either call it that or something altogether different. Otherwise you’re just making us think too much about why this movie has this title, when it probably just comes down to some legal rights issues. Call it something else. Surely the movie can live on its own outside of people’s nostalgia for a late career Aerosmith song.

The Ugly

Jane seems like she’s used to taking bullets out of her husbands back. She does so with complete nonchalance, like a veteran nurse. There’s no hesitation, no squeamishness. Just cool efficiency. This is a small thing, to be sure, but the movie is full of small things to nitpick. If that doesn’t bother you, Jane Got a Gun also won’t bother you.

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