NPR: Going West: The Making Of 'Meek's Cutoff'
New Yorker, EW, and NY Post
Telegraph review: "The longer the film goes on, the more it moves towards feminism. Meek’s toppling involves the women refusing to kowtow to his blustering invective and macho moves. It requires them to trust the voices in their heads – voices that urge scepticism, irony, but also the possibility of looking to and learning from the Indian; he does, after all, know this country better than they do."
Seems like the movie has an axe to grind against white males.