EIFF 2016: ‘Forsaken’ ★★

Just as John Henry Clayton thought he was out, they pull him back in. Directed by Jon Cassar, Forsaken is a humdrum Western which never demonstrates even the suggestion of a trick up its sleeve. Kiefer Sutherland tops the bill as a reformed gunslinger, a prodigal son returning home from the Civil War to a town under the leather boot of no good rootin’ tootin’ bad guys.

Forsaken makes its UK premiere on 20th June at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Read the full CineVue review here.