The Salvation

Not too deep or original, but looks great

Danish director Kristian Levring dusts off the Spaghetti Western with this briskly-paced tale of a Danish homesteader (played by Mads Mikkelsen, a scary Dane) who avenges the murders of his wife and son by swiftly dispatching the despicable killers. But wouldn’t you know it, one of them was the brother of the mandatory vicious warlord (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), and let the violence and vengeance begin.

Nothing too deep or original, but it looks great and held my attention. If all this is not your cup of sarsaparilla, see it for Eva Green’s terrific, borderline-camp portrayal of a mute, kept woman. Japanese title: Akutō ni Shukusei wo. (92 min)