A blacklisted script, a production that had an insane amount of actors attached (and leave) at different points (Michael Fassbender, Jude Law and Bradley Cooper), and a director who bounced just as cameras were about to roll (Lynne Ramsay)... it's remarkable that Jane Got a Gun made it to screens at all.
et here we are, watching a film that's admirable purely for the fact that it's made it to cinemas... but isn't very good.
espite a strong lead performance from Natalie Portman and the always watchable Joel Edgteron, this is about as bland and uneventful as westerns get.
ook, regardless of the production issues, this is a proficient enough film. O'Conner is a very good director and obviously steadied the ship and brought some semblance of consistency. It's just not very exciting or as impactful as it could've been. One revelation in particular should leave you speechless, but just kind of happens matter-of-factly and that's true of most of the film.
ortman is great, Edgerton should be a star and O'Conner will make far better films. Worth waiting for it to pop up on demand out of curiosity maybe. Otherwise not worth the dosh for a cinema outing.