THE PROPOSITION is a bizarre film. It's an Australian western, extremely violent, written by musician Nick Cave, and with a stellar acting cast including Guy Pierce, John Hurt and Emily Watson. Hurt and Watson have minor roles but, they steal their scenes even when they do nothing.
The film certainly has its flaws; it takes itself way too seriously; it's paced weakly until the third act, and the Ozzie accents make the plot hard to follow at times. However, it's worth a rental just to see the actors. Hurt's final scene and Watson's final scenes are wonderfully acted.