"I don't usually post to forums etc but just felt I needed to offer a 'Joe public' riposte to some of the negative comments made here. The film has a measured pace and deliberately avoids action bonbons and narrative cliches. Instead it provides both a picture of what the trek westwards was probably like for many, and a meaningful meditation on humility, resistance and humanity. The visual motif of puny human marks on an unforgiving landscape will stay with me for a long time. Some people clearly don't like it, and so it was when I saw it, with groans etc at the end. OK, they are entitled to their view, but that doesn't make it a bad film."