A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) – a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim – a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming.—Anonymous
Guy Pearce admitted that he had trouble getting the accent of the Reverend right, who is supposed to be Dutch. He called it one of the hardest accents in the world, but worked hard to get as close as he could, hoping that Dutch audiences would forgive him if it did not sound completely right.