I don't see a thread for this...so I'll dig in... This is, by far, one of my favorites of the year. I'm a sucker for westerns, and a "re-imagining" of one of my favorites (The Searchers) gets a big thumbs up from me. However, I have to say Sony has completely botched the marketing. Why market this as a thriller or supernatural thriller? A lot of the commercials I've seen do this. Yes, there is a "Brujo" in the film, but there are ony like two scenes of the shamanistic "witchcraft" (and they are, IMO, the worst scenes of the film). This is a WESTERN people! Why not market it as such? My only other gripe other than the stupid "witchcraft" scenes (should have eliminated that aspect) are Howard's poorly shot action/stunt sequences. The guy is a great director for character moments - and he loses his typical sentimentality here for a strong, hard film. But, every time we have action, it is poorly shot and edited. The flood, the rescue, the "siege". Yuck. Too bad. Also, I thought the little girl who played Dot put in one HELL of a performance. Nice work.