One of the most enjoyable theatergoing experiences this year hasn’t happened yet: Ti West’s In A Valley of Violence. Starring Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, and a who’s who of indie darlings, the genre filmmaker’s latest invention proved to be one of the best films we caught at this year’s South by Southwest.
“In a Valley of Violence is great fun,” Senior Staff Writer Randall Colburn wrote in his glowing review. “It’s loud and sloppy and consistently thrilling, an unapologetic Western with ugly villains and an immersive setting. It’s also a testament to West’s distinctiveness as a filmmaker.”
If that’s not loud enough of a ringing endorsement, here’s the real smoking gun: In addition to all the shoot ’em up fun, there’s this insanely cute dog that just so happens to be the world’s greatest pooch. We’re not kidding. The stuff this four-legged wunderkind can do is just dazzling.
So, watch the trailer above and remember to catch it on October 21st. Stay tuned closer to the release date, too, as we’ll be speaking with West himself.