Heathens and Thieves (2012)

Heathens and Thieves (2012)
  • 406
  • R
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Release year: 2012 ()
  • Running time: 109 min
  • Original Title: Heathens and Thieves
  • Voted: 406

In the Old West, lawmen, drifters, and hired gunman converge on an isolated ranch, believing its Chinese owners possess stolen gold.

1Andrew SimpsonSaul
2Gwendoline YeoKun Hua
3Don SwayzeSherman
4Richard DoyleBill
  • Edge of seat knuckle bender by 10

    Great western, absolutely keeps you wondering whats next. Acting is superb by all. Charcter portrail is genuine and all are beliveable. Cinematography is good. A lot of twists and turns for a western and it keeps you wondering and trying to anticipate the next move. Unpredictable and all characters have flaws that were not anticipated. Fun to watch and end is not a longed for thing.

  • You'll want to watch it again by 10

    This is one of those movies that makes you want to go back and watch it again and again. There are so many twists and subtleties, you make new connections every time you see it! The viewer is kept guessing up until the end, and it's often hard to tell who is on which side. The production quality is fantastic, especially for an independent film. It is also one of the more historically accurate films in its genre. The music is all original and quite fitting; it complements every scene perfectly. You can tell that everyone involved really put their hearts into this production. If you're like me and you love movies that leave you thinking, "Wow, I never expected that!" then you will love this movie.

  • Super Spectaculatious! by 10

    I highly recommend this movie, and as to not give anything away I won't break into details ;) so you'll have to see to find out! but the cast & crew quite honestly did a phenomenal job! excellent cinematography. there a lot of points that make this such a wonderful addition to the Western genre, I think you'll know after seeing it for yourself :] great humour and wonderful points not often reflected upon enough in the genre. It breaks into the character of people & hits on the roles different people made on with in the Old West. You see the characters come to life and experience these roles first hand, & to jump the gun,(or guns as one might note) the title isn't without meaning. A really wonderful work!

  • Swayze's amazing performance makes this western a entertaining viewing by 10

    Don has an extremely versatile range, in this movie he's seems to take a eloquent theater background performance and morph it with a big screen evil villain. It's like Shakespeare doing a western his character was a thrill to watch! His delivery is outstanding, I was glued to his performance, from perfectly delivered lines to a character that he played beyond brilliant fully invested even in song at one point about, well I won't spoil it but it's hilarious. The movie is shot well and the cast is professional, the sets are beautiful with authentic era wardrobe. I really can't say enough about dons performance, this is one talented actor! I look forward to now viewing more of his work. I'm a western junkie and there are some modern pieces of garbage out there, this is not one of them, Swayze is brilliant in this 10 stars brother

  • Fresh take on the western genre by 7

    I felt this was an excellent movie. The sets and locations were authentic and conveyed the sense of the timing of the movie. The photography was particularly creative. The story touched on several issues, race,honor, loyalty, corruption, the aftermath of the civil war, without being overpowering. The characters had depth and sincerity, especially the female lead. Some of their background was conveyed in a very subtle, but effective manner. The setting in California was an interesting wrinkle, but the movie still had the feel of a "western". It makes us think of the evolution of America. All in all a good modern take on the western genre.

1Pyongson Yimcinematographer
2Sean R. Fergusoncomposer
3Megan Petersondirector
4John Douglas Sinclairdirector
5Matthew Marconiproducer
6Peter H. Scottproducer