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Jane Got a Gun (2015)

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A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.

Director:

Gavin O'Connor

Writers:

Brian Duffield (screenplay), Anthony Tambakis (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Jane Hammond
Joel Edgerton ... Dan Frost
Ewan McGregor ... John Bishop
Noah Emmerich ... Bill Hammond
Boyd Holbrook ... Vic Owen
Rodrigo Santoro ... Fitchum
James Burnett James Burnett ... Cunny Charlie
Sam Quinn ... Slow Jeremiah
Maisie McMaster Maisie McMaster ... Kate
Jenny Gabrielle ... Whore
Alex Manette ... Buck
Piper Sheets Piper Sheets ... Mary
Celia Kessler Celia Kessler ... Jig Girl
Linda Martin Linda Martin ... Madame
Kristin Hansen ... Woman #1 (as Kristen Hansen)
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Storyline

Jane Got a Gun centers on Jane Hammond, who has built a new life with her husband Bill "Ham" Hammond after being tormented by the ultra-violent Bishop Boys outlaw gang. She finds herself in the gang's cross-hairs once again when Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after dueling with the Boys and their relentless mastermind Colin. With the vengeful crew hot on Ham's trail, Jane has nowhere to turn but to her former fiancé Dan Frost for help in defending her family against certain destruction. Haunted by old memories, Jane's past meets the present in a heart-stopping battle for survival. Written by Relativity

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She turned to her past to protect her family. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jane Got a Gun See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$835,572, 31 January 2016

Gross USA:

$1,513,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,067,531
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2011 Blacklist, a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

When Jane goes to ask Dan for help at his cabin he opens his door to leave and as he does so his rifle slips against the cabin wall and ends up leaning at an angle against the door jamb. As Jane turns to follow him out the rifle barrel is visible back in its original upright position. See more »

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[first lines]
Jane Hammond: [whispering a bedtime story] Callie and Decca were two sisters. They were on a boat. They're in the water, and Callie said to Decca, "Decca, will you tell me the story about the upside-down tree again please?" And Decca said, "Once upon a time, there was an upside-down tree. And anyone who walked in through the door of its trunk would be immediately turned to good if they were bad." Callie said, "I would really like to see that tree sometime." They went on and on in the water. Can ...
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When You and I Were Young, Maggie
Written by George W. Johnson and J.A. Butterfield
Arranged and Performed by Dave Bourne
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Them Bishop boys are coming for you? You don't need a gunslinger. You need a goddamn regiment.
19 January 2017 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

Jane Got a Gun is directed by Gavin O'Connor and collectively written by Brian Duffield, Anthony Tambakis and Joel Edgerton. It stars Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Noah Emmerich, Boyd Holbrook and Rodrigo Santoro. Music is by Marcello De Francisci and Lisa Gerrard and cinematography is by Mandy Walker.

Jane Hammond (Portman) has to turn to her ex lover, Dan Frost (Edgerton), for help when it's revealed that the notorious Bishop gang are heading her way in search of her husband Bill (Emmerich).

It's going to be one of those films more talked about for what it could have been than what it is. Changes in production staff were unbound, from director, writer, photographer and some big name cast changes, it was a production blighted and destined to be on a loser. It hasn't helped that with it being a slow paced character based picture, and a Western at that, the market for a fan base was already running low on potential supporters. So what we left with?

It undoubtedly is one for hard core Western fans only, it's hard to envisage newcomers entering into the genre for the first time, perhaps lured by the casting of Portman, being won over to the point of seeking out other classic Westerns of past and present. Yet it's got a lot going for it, because if you have the want, then it may just take a second viewing to fully absorb and enjoy.

At its core it's a straight Oater of redemption, opportunities waylaid by fate, and of course a good old good versus bad axis. Relying on a flashback structure to set up the character dynamics, it can get a bit disorientating at times, hence the shout out for a second viewing. However, it may not be the perfect way to build the principal characters, but they are worth the investment for there's a big emotional pull there.

Having laid the foundation for the first two thirds of the pic, we shift to good old honest violence, for siege read backs against the wall, and not without invention, in fact there's much resourcefulness on show, with Jane at times very much leading the way. The last third pays off handsomely, even if there's the (arguably) inevitable sugar coated candy to swallow as part of the final deal. Cast are dandy and turning in perfs of note, though it needed more of McGregor's John Bishop, because with what little he gets he does make a villainous mark.

It looks terrific, Walker's photography bringing to mind the genre work of Roger Deakins, with the New Mexico locations blistering in their beauty, and while the sound mix for dialogue exchanges is a little poor, the musical score is thumping in its tonal appreciations. It's tricky to recommend with confidence even to Western fans, especially in a year when "Jane" had to compete with the more rambunctious Magificent Seven reboot, but give it a chance if you liked something like Slow West, and you may just be pleasantly surprised. 7/10


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