The Proposition

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  • The Proposition is a visually stunning tale of loyalty, betrayal and retribution set on the frontier of 1880’s Australia. In the harsh, unforgiving landscape of the Outback, Charlie Burns is presented with an impossible proposition by local law enforcer Captain Stanley; the only way to save his younger brother Mikey from the gallows is to track down and kill Arthur, his psychotic older brot

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The Proposition is a visually stunning tale of loyalty, betrayal and retribution set on the frontier. In the harsh, unforgiving landscape of the Outback, Charlie Burns is presented with an impossible proposition by local law enforcer Captain Stanley: the only way to save his younger brother Mikey from the gallows is to track down and kill Arthur, his psychotic older brother. Meanwhile, Captain Stanley has other problems to contend with. Having given up their comfort… More >>

The Proposition

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5 Comments
  1. After downloading the file, i have not been able to view the movie, it keeps ont trying to get a license, much simpler using movielink or vongo.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. the movie’s a well shot, gritty, outback aussie western. but i found it unrealistic and unsatisfying. why would any murderous outlaw turn against his brother and his gang after his other brother had been whipped to death by the town he ends up saving? it goes against his original motivation (saving the brother). heck, it goes against the code of the west. an eye for an eye. or several eyes. maybe murderous outlaws are nicer in australia. that and the original murky motivations of the main characters ruined the movie for me. the movie’s also overpriced. wait for a discount or forget the movie entirely. ps. originally amazon wanted over 20 bucks for this. the discount has arrived.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. If you are looking for a gory, bloody movie, this is it! From the reviews I read about this movie, I thought it would be good, but there was not one thing I liked about it. It was violent and depressing. I am sorry I wasted my money!

    BTC
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. Some will no doubt claim this is a powerful and moving movie, but the pace is so slow one can pop popcorn and do the dishes and not miss much. The action, when it comes, is harsh, cruel and grisly, painting a bleak picture of the terrain of early Australian civilization, the race relations between whites and the aborigines, and the brutal underpinnings of what passed for society in a cruel and violent environment. The movie reminds us in a stark way that Australia began as a criminal colony.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. Australian outback western covers the genre’s traditional story and gunplay well, while never being cliche, but by sundown, the stunning, blazing yellow and red cinematography, and Australian folk inspired music, by alternative rocker Nick Cave, who also wrote the screenplay, lingers fresher in the mind than the gritty bad guy vs. bad guy, earnest and crudely violent history lesson of Australia in the late 19th Century. It boasts concern for the inhumane treatment of the aborigines of Australia, who suffered a similiar history as that of African Americans in the U.S., with reminders via vintage historical photographs depicting an enslaved people, but the film is mostly indebted to Charly Burns, (Guy Pearce), a member of the notorious Burns brothers, who is given a ‘proposition’ by the local lawman, to ride out into the outback to kill his older brother, or his younger brother, held in the jailhouse, will be hung. A bit much to ask of him, and us, the audience, and while it tries to create a doom mongering cowboy mission full of mysticism and rocky plateau sunsets, it becomes less interesting, and less rewarding, the closer he gets to his objective, with little, if any moral conflict. It’s glistening red, fresh kill violence, isn’t nearly as objectionable as the lawman’s wife character, who spends the entirety of the film dreading the thought of rape.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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