Equal parts charming, strange, goofy, unpredictable and genuinely horrifying.
Bone Tomahawk is terrifying and strange, to be sure, but it's the old-fashioned veneer that makes it beautiful.
While the genre jump from John Ford to Eli Roth may be off-putting to some, it raises the stakes on a climax in a way that most Westerns fail to do.
Though its cult-movie desires often show, "Bone Tomahawk" is ultimately sold by its cast, who commit fully to Zahler's discursive indulgences.
A witty fusion of western, horror and comedy that gallops to its own beat.
On the list of things the world needs, a mash-up of The Searchers and Hannibal is pretty far down there. But if there is going to be such a thing, the smartly cast and well-crafted Bone Tomahawk fills the bill nicely.
I doubt there's a huge audience for a movie like Bone Tomahawk, but those who find it may turn it into a new cult classic.
Viewed through the lens of Italian exploitation films, Bone Tomahawk starts to make sense.
It's an uneasy mixture of bizarre character development, arty dialogue laced with black humor and gruesome horror flick.