‘Slow West’ is the Old West we remember but don’t quite recognize (Our grade: B)

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Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee star in “Slow West.”
Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee star in “Slow West.”

Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee star in “Slow West.”

By Roger Moore – Tribune News Service

There’s an alien feel to “Slow West,” an unconventionally conventional Western about a romantic tenderfoot provided safe passage to the frontier by a grizzled, unsentimental gunman.

Credit the New Zealand locations — fresh and convincingly Western with nary a hobbit to be found. Credit the German-Irish Michael Fassbender, who heads a cast that gives this immigrant era a distinctly international feel.

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