USA / 2019 / 134 minutes / NR

The new film by acclaimed artist and director Matthew Barney, creator of the CREMASTER Cycle and the film opera River of Fundament, unfolds as a series of hunts in the wilderness of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. The characters communicate a mythological narrative through dance, letting movement replace language as they pursue each other and their prey.

  • Director

    Matthew Barney

  • Producer

    Matthew Barney Sadie Coles Barbara Gladstone

  • “Critic’s Pick! Breathtakingly beautiful… Matthew Barney’s film is a western that reaches for the cosmic... Builds an emotional power that’s unusual in any kind of art."

    — Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
  • "Staggering beautiful. Redoubt has a mystical pull."

    — Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
  • "Breathtaking... Mr. Barney’s most engrossing film in over a decade... I love the new, more open Mr. Barney of Redoubt."

    — Jason Farago, The New York Times
  • “Matthew Barney’s Redoubt is as much an experience as a film. Stunning cinematography… Viscerally satisfying, emotionally cathartic… An unsettling mediation on humanity’s relationship to nature and to itself.”

    — Shana Nys Dambrot, LA Weekly
  • "A visual equivalent of a tone poem. Has a graceful fluidity, enhanced by an aurally mesmerizing score by Jonathan Bepler, Barney’s long-time collaborator… recalls the laconic, enigmatic dreaminess of Terrence Malick.”

    — Clayton Press, Forbes
  • "The most beautiful film Barney has made."

    — Sebastian Smee, Washington Post
  • "Conjures a magisterial world similarly balanced between the natural and the supernatural."

    — Jeffrey Kastner, 4Columns
  • "Barney paints a cinematic picture of the American West, trading his familiar baroque visuals for the straightforward sublimity of the landscape and the ineffable strangeness of its inhabitants."

    — Catherine Taft, Artforum
  • "A mesmerizing movie."

    — Amy Battaglia, ARTnews
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