Stranger Says: After seven bandits invade her home, a widow hits the road with justice on her mind and five and three-quarters bodies in her wake. This astonishing neo-western begins with a sequence that will bring jaded grindhouse patrons to their feet, and then it blazes its own trail from there, incorporating some potent feminist themes along the way. Intoxicating viewing, really, with a director that knows when to pause for a languid long shot and when to slam forward into nastiness. Once heard, the soundtrack’s blending of traditional Indonesian folk songs and Ennio Morricone’s electric coyote yelps will never leave your head.
by Andrew Wright