The story centers on a legendary Native American-hating Army captain, nearing retirement in 1892, who is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.
|Release Date||:||December 22, 2017|
|Genres||:||Adventure, Drama, Western|
|Production Company||:||Waypoint Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Scott Cooper, Xanthus Valan, Michele Ziegler, Scott Peterson|
|Writers||:||Scott Cooper, Donald Stewart|
|Casts||:||Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons, Stephen Lang, Paul Anderson, Scott Wilson, Rory Cochrane, Q'orianka Kilcher, Peter Mullan, Adam Beach, Wes Studi, Timothée Chalamet, Bill Camp, David Midthunder, Robyn Malcolm, Dicky Eklund Jr., Tanaya Beatty, Jonathan Majors, Stafford Douglas, Luce Rains, Ryan Bingham, Scott G. Anderson, Christopher Hagen, Rod Rondeaux|
Post civil war frontier America and Christian Bale aka Captain Joseph Blockeris is ordered by the Army to escort a Cheyenne Chief, who has been granted safe passage back to his homeland in Montana, by the President of the United States, due to his terminal illness. Along the way the party encounter wild and dangerous Comanche "Indians". The movie is intense and I surmise Bale will be nominated for an Academy Award for this turn. Wes Studi, as always, as the ailing Chief, is marvelous, understated and ever so powerful. Rosamund Pike is superb as a deranged widow who is collected up by Bale's party. Her presence in the story seems like a distraction from the original mission or orders, but it's a movie and we have to have some man/woman tension and whatever then derives from that, of course. The movie sometimes slows down a bit, and lingers, but it always recovers, and overall - see this movie. And the music score is perfect.