Time Out saysEngaging piece of exploitation that manages to both paint in broad colours and pay attention to detail at the same time. It's rednecks vs yellow hardhats as Arkansas farmers find themselves bulldozed off their property by the unscrupulous mining corporation. Into this conflict comes Fonda, who has got scruples, and a bow-and-arrow. Once his brother and sister-in-law and father have been murdered, he wreaks his own vengeance, blowing up, and maiming, and adjusting his liberal spectacles after every killing. Where writer/director Demme scores is in extracting maximum story value from his cast andlocation, so that every scrap of sex and violence is highly realistic, and advances the plot. Altogether, another winner from the House of Corman.