The Homesman

Lists: Westerns

Brief Synopsis: "A claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa."

Overall Ranking: 1779 (Rank from 2014: # 100)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 16.67%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Minnesota Man85 - So very bleak...but so good.
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David Baruffi80(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis70(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown61 - By all rights, The Homesman should have been a grand cinematic experience marked by outstanding performances. As fate would have it, the film is just decent. It's nowhere near good enough to justify the stellar ensemble cast it sports.
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Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin43(full review)

People Involved

  • Hilary Swank (Mary Bee Cuddy)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (George Briggs)
  • Grace Gummer (Arabella Sours)
  • Meryl Streep (Altha Carter)
  • Miranda Otto (Theoline Belknapp)
  • Tim Blake Nelson (The Freighter)
  • Hailee Steinfeld (Tabitha Hutchinson)
  • Sonja Richter (Gro Svendsen)
  • David Dencik (Thor Svendsen)
  • John Lithgow (Reverend Dowd)
  • James Spader (Aloysius Duffy)
  • William Fichtner (Vester Belknap)
  • Jesse Plemons (Garn Sours)
  • Jo Harvey Allen (Mrs. Polhemus)
  • Evan Jones (Bob Giffen)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Director)