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Red Rock West
  • R
  • 1h 38m
  • 1994
The quirkiest thriller since Blood Simple, "Red Rock West" stars Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper and LaraFlynn Boyle in an offbeat mystery about an average guy who is mistaken for a professional hit-man. Dead tired and flat broke after driving 1,200 miles, Michael, an unemployed Texan (Cage), walks into a tavern in tiny "Red Rock West," Wyoming, and is immediately offered a job. There's just one problem: the owner thinks Micheal is a hit-man, and the "job" is murdering the owner's wife (Boyle). Just when Mike decides to take the money and run, the real hit-man (Hopper, sporting a homicidal Texas twang) arrives, ready to do the job right. Full of playful twists and sexy turns, "Red Rock West" is a perfectly plotted game of cat-and-mouse that will keep you guessing until the final, shocking shot.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: 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.
Leonard Klady

A wry thriller with a keen edge.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

[A] well-played, highly entertaining and playfully ingenious thriller.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Caryn James

It should never have fallen through the cracks. This clever little film is a real find.

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:April 8, 1994

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