The Proposition

The Proposition

Score: 7 / 10
Released: May 26, 2006
Director: John Hillcoat
Producer: Chris Browne, Chiara Menage, Jackie O'Sullivan, Cat Villiers
Studio: Capri Releasing
Cast: Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, John Hurt, David Wenham
Genre: Drama
Length: 104 minutes
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The Proposition Overview

Set in Australia in the 1880s, the film opens in the middle of a frenzied gunfight between the police and a gang of outlaws. Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) and his brother Mikey are captured by Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone). Together with their psychopathic brother Arthur (Danny Huston), they are wanted for a brutal crime.

Stanley makes Charlie a seemingly impossible proposition in an attempt to bring an end to the cycle of bloody violence. Charlie is released to hunt down his murderous older brother in order to save his younger brother from the noose.