50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The Old West is portrayed as a venal loony bin in Sweetwater, a handsomely designed, occasionally funny but ultimately empty female vengeance yarn.
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50

The Dissolve

By William Goss
Rare is the Western that’s too low-rent to be satisfyingly lurid, but with hardly any tension or personality to its name, Sweetwater just misses the mark.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
As violent act begets silly exchange begets another violent act, Sweetwater squanders its noteworthy resources — a cast enjoying themselves (especially Isaacs and Harris), and some effectively brooding outdoor cinematography.
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50

Village Voice

That Sweetwater is so generic doesn't prevent it from being intermittently entertaining.
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40

Arizona Republic

By Barbara VanDenburgh
The characters aren’t the only things painted in broad strokes. Sweetwater is rife with gauche symbolism and imagery.
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30

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Fancy-sounding dialogue and handsome widescreen lensing goes only so far to disguise the shallowness of the underlying material.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

A revenge-fantasy Western that wants to luxuriate in its B-movie roots but suffers from dull direction and an even duller central performance.
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38 out of 100
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