Cert: 18 Year: 2005 Length: 104 mins
Gunslingers, outlaws, ne'er-do-wells and scallywags abound in many a western, but few come as psychotic and devilish as the semi-mythic Arthur Burns who haunts the most savage corners of Australia's outback in this violent, graphic and grisly tale of brotherly loyalty and responsibility.
When Arthur's younger siblings are caught by the authorities a bargain is struck: in order to save the youngest from the noose Charlie Burns (Guy Pierce) must hunt and kill Arthur, the eldest of the three and by far the most sadistic and brutal.
Bleak and unflinching this superbly acted revisionist western puts bullets back into the six-shooter genre.
A near-masterpiece of mood and menace, and one that deserves to be seen on the largest screen possible
TY BURR, BOSTON GLOBE
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