Meek's Cutoff

Rating = C+

This film moves oh so slowly. The pioneers going west walk slowly beside their slow moving wagons as they cross the high desert of eastern Oregon, and the director did long takes of this slow movement. This western is at the opposite end of the spectrum from a shoot-'em-up. Still, the movie is interesting, and does dwell more of the women's role in these westward treks.

[2011-04-30, Fox Tower 10, Portland, OR]