'Slow West' - Movie Review

Kodi-Smit McPhee plays Jay Cavendish, a young Scottish man trying to make his way across the wild West - naive and willfully blind as only a teenager can be. The time is unspecified, but as Silas (Michael Fassbender) says, it's a miracle he made it as far as he did in one piece - and Silas' opinion is fairly quickly proven true. Jay hires Silas, although he thinks of him as a brute. They make their way across the country, negotiating a minefield of bounty hunters and hungry and desperate people - but Silas isn't doing this just for the money Jay is offering ... as Silas' voice-over says, it's the last days of the bounty hunters and the outlaws, and the ones who hold on the longest are the most dangerous.

A dark and unhappy vision of the West. Well constructed, well acted, worth a watch.