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DVD Review: Kiefer Sutherland Joins Forces With Dad Donald For Western FORSAKEN - Movies In Focus
If you’re looking for a straightforward western with a great cast then Forsaken is the movie for you. Kiefer Sutherland joins forces with his father Donald for the first time (they never shared a screen in Joel Schumacher’s A Time To Kill), while Brian Cox, Michael Wincott and Demi Moore offer support in a tale of a retired gunslinger returning to the family home in search of peace. However, the former tough guy isn’t allowed to put his demons to rest and trouble and strife come knocking at his door and it’s only a matter of time before he has to strap on his six gun and ride into town for a final showdown. Forsaken doesn’t try to deconstruct the western genre as director Jon Cassar embraces its many tropes and delivers a film with drama, action and tension. It’s firmly in the Clint Eastwood camp of the ‘oater’ and the shadow of Big Clint looms large over Forsaken. There’s a Pale Rider/Unforgiven vibe to proceedings and while Sutherland Jr might not have Eastwood’s gravitas, the former Young Gun does carry a certain amount of his steely demeanor and gravelly voice. The Sutherlands make for a well-matched pair and both Brian [...]