Mike Thorn’s review published on Letterboxd:
Might be the cruellest and most hellish Western. The protagonist is literally and figuratively inhuman: a rapist, a harbinger of death, an emblem of vicious retribution. There's moral severity here, not only in thematic terms, but in imagistic ones too: a town painted red, Eastwood framed by towering flames as he brutally reaps what's been sown. This film is totally irreconcilable, irresponsible, even deplorable, but it has mythic, Old Testament-style heft. It took hold of me despite all reservations.