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Outer Range

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Lukewarm sci-fi mystery on Wyoming ranch has booze, fights.

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Though visually stunning and populated by excellent actors, Outer Range can't figure out whether it's a Western or a sci-fi thriller. Life on the ranch is splintered by the jagged camera work in an attempt to build suspense, but it has the effect of being suffocating at times, or else not detailed enough. Josh Brolin struggles to make a meal out of the anemic script, and Imogen Poots' poetry-writing drifter fails to make it as the shamanistic soothsayer she wants to be.

There are some nail-biting moments, but the majority of the thrills are too predictable. Teens might want to see this for a jolt, while adults might get something out of the gorgeous landscape. But there's better fare on which to binge.

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