Time Out says
Erstwhile Beta Band frontman John McLean heads west with star and first-time producer Michael Fassbender, plus supporting players Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn, for this old-school Western. It's the tale of a teenage boy (Smit-McPhee) roaming the frontier in search of his lost love, and pairing up with Fassbender’s mysterious Silas. In a bold move, McLean has largely eschewed American locations in favour of a shoot based in New Zealand, plus a few days in the Scottish Highlands. The title implies a leisurely take on the genre: expect ‘Meek’s Cutoff’ rather than ‘The Lone Ranger’.