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      Red Rock West

      R Now Playing 1 hr. 38 min. Crime Drama List
      98% 41 Reviews Tomatometer 75% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score When unemployed ex-marine Michael Williams (Nicolas Cage) stumbles into a bar in Red Rock, Wyo., the owner, Wayne (J.T. Walsh), mistakes him for a hired killer and offers him $10,000 to kill his wife, Suzanne (Lara Flynn Boyle). Michael plays along, taking half the money up front, then tells Suzanne what her husband is planning. She seduces Michael and proposes that he kill her husband instead. While he weighs his options, the real killer (Dennis Hopper) turns up looking for his money. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets
      Red Rock West

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      Red Rock West is a hidden neo-noir gem with some delightful cracks in its surface -- and an opportunity to see Lara Flynn Boyle, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, and J.T. Walsh go toe-to-toe in all their early '90s glory.

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      Serge L Classic Westerny neo noir with great Cage and Hopper performances. High recommend! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/22/24 Full Review Tibor F Boring, nothing happens. Could not watch more than 13 minutes. Skip. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/20/24 Full Review Tony R Perfectly plotted,well acted and funny. Can't ask for much more. Watch it, it's a ball tearer. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review Alec C Welcome to Red Rock, where things are not always as they appear! A grifter finds himself involved with a murder-for-hire scheme and must contend with a deranged hitman, a corrupt cop and a woman who is more dangerous then she seems. A twisted western thriller that manages to make the most with its characters as they manage to make this movie a forgotten experience! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/13/24 Full Review Wyatt M Amazing screenplay, one of the most underrated films of Cage's career. Dennis Hopper is also at his best in this one. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/01/23 Full Review Sem L Pu Nicolas cage che schifo Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kevin Maher Times (UK) And though Cage is effortlessly watchable as Williams, the performance of the movie is Dennis Hopper as the typically extroverted hitman “Lyle, From Dallas”. Rated: 4/5 Dec 19, 2023 Full Review Joshua Katzman Chicago Reader Helping the story move along at a brisk clip is Dahl’s tight control of the editing coupled with a well-tuned ear for the rhythms and cadences of everyday conversation. Rated: 3/4 Jun 6, 2022 Full Review Richard Schickel TIME Magazine It's well worth tracking down, wherever you can find it. For it has the kind of tension and energy -- maybe even a touch of delirium -- that is only a memory in most of today's big studio movies. Mar 13, 2009 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a slow-moving yet predominantly engaging film noir... Rated: 3/4 Jan 11, 2024 Full Review Rob Aldam Backseat Mafia While it does naval-gaze a little too much, the focus and pacing keeps it on track. Aug 17, 2022 Full Review Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot ...a little gem. Its success is due to the fact that there are so few authentic movie plots around these days... Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 25, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When unemployed ex-marine Michael Williams (Nicolas Cage) stumbles into a bar in Red Rock, Wyo., the owner, Wayne (J.T. Walsh), mistakes him for a hired killer and offers him $10,000 to kill his wife, Suzanne (Lara Flynn Boyle). Michael plays along, taking half the money up front, then tells Suzanne what her husband is planning. She seduces Michael and proposes that he kill her husband instead. While he weighs his options, the real killer (Dennis Hopper) turns up looking for his money.
      Director
      John Dahl
      Executive Producer
      Michael Kuhn, Jane McGann
      Screenwriter
      Rick Dahl, John Dahl
      Distributor
      Columbia TriStar Home Video, Capital Filmes
      Production Co
      PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Red Rock Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 16, 1993, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 27, 2015
      Sound Mix
      Surround