Bone Tomahawk ★★★½

I keep hearing “Bone Tomahawk” described with aspects of horror, but I didn’t get any of that. Sure there is insane violence and gore, but there is no evil. You learn to hate the savages, but only because they are so violent. Is cannibalism enough to classify a movie as a horror?

The pacing is slow, but works. It takes forever until you realize what the plot of the movie is, a four-man rescue mission.

The performances in this movie were standout, with Russell’s Sheriff Hunt being the coolest and most likable character of the lot. Patrick Wilson was great, but stumbled so many times on his hurt leg that I got sick of seeing him onscreen.

The locations were beautiful, and the few sets really gave it an old-school western feel. There was next to no music in the whole movie which I didn’t particularly like.