First Cow

First Cow ★★★½

I suspect that, for most people, First Cow will either be their type of film or it won't. It is an exceptionally slow paced and subtle film, and as such one that requires a good deal of patience. To this effect the film is an excellent tonal piece. It does a wonderful job of establishing the "slow west" or the calmer side of the untamed wilds of the 1800s. The film remains well crafted throughout, but as it's light plot takes more focus it loses a touch of it's simplistic appeal. Definitely worth a watch for those willing to go along with it's pace, but it's probably more "intriguing" than "engrossing."