Antlers draws to a downbeat, ominous conclusion. But considering the overall air of despair prevalent throughout the story, any kind of hunky-dory resolution would probably ring false. More ambitious than the title might suggest, it’s a grim but mostly worthwhile journey, though one trip will likely be enough for most viewers.
The film opens in the most brutal of ways and I mean absolutely brutal. Essentially, a white family, living an isolated existence in the middle of New Mexico are slaughtered by a terrifying looking Comanche war party.