'The Homesman': Movie review

November 13, 2014 9:04 PM

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'The Homesman': Movie review

Solid drama of a covered-wagon journey, starring Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones, goes astray toward the end

Once we hit November, every serious movie arrives with Oscar expectations. The first half of “The Homesman” leads us along that path, with a terrific performance by Hilary Swank as a steely pioneer. But then her director and co-star, Tommy Lee Jones, gets off track, shifting his focus and losing som...

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