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Kiefer Sutherland as John Henry Clayton and Donald Sutherland as Rev. (Dan Power)
Kiefer Sutherland as John Henry Clayton and Donald Sutherland as Rev. (Dan Power)

Forsaken: Father-and-son western explores well-trodden territory Add to ...

  • Directed by Jon Cassar
  • Written by Brad Mirman
  • Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox
  • Classification 14A
  • Country USA
  • Language English

Squinting like an unforgiven Clint Eastwood at high noon, Kiefer Sutherland struggles to keep his six-shooter holstered in a brooding western he shares with his father (Donald Sutherland). In a standard cowering-town-needs-a-gunfighter drama, typical themes (redemption, forgiveness) are laid out with little imagination. But Brian Cox’s land-grabbing villain gets excellent lines to deliver, Alberta stands in well for 1872 Wyoming and the dynamics of a father-son reconciliation is fascinating to watch, as played out on screen by the scene-sharing real-life father and son. (14A) – Brad Wheeler

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