Feels as though everyone involved forced themselves to grit their teeth and get on with it.
O'Connor's movie is too sentimental and self-serious to add much of note to the mythos, but Portman embodies her character's grief no less movingly than her forebears.
At times, Jane Got A Gun comes perilously close to staying passive-to becoming A Gun Was Gotten By Jane.
As stripped-down, revisionist Westerns go, "Jane Got A Gun" may not have reinvented the wagon wheel, but it rolls out as a sturdy, well-crafted genre piece despite its rocky road to the screen.
Whatever feminist angle the film might have once aspired to is lost in its listless shuffle.
A Western with potential for feminist table-turning and old-fashioned violence, "Jane Got a Gun" is a major letdown. Despite being co-produced by Portman, the movie sells her character short at nearly every turn.
The Weinstein Company may have unloaded this embattled Western without fanfare, but it should still appeal to genre fans.
This scandal-plagued project overcame the odds to deliver an earnestly felt actioner. ... Thankfully, [it] isn't another historically revisionist, grim-dark bleak-a-thon like, say, "The Revenant" and "The Hateful Eight."
Jane Got a Gun is a slow fuse of a film that burns to a whimper instead of an explosion.