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This is one of those modern Westerns that does a great job of matching a plot that is ambling, yet engaging and intriguing, to the languid and dangerous Texas/Mexico setting. Tommy Lee Jones is unexpectedly... Read more hilarious and tragic, and Barry Pepper is excellent as the deeply flawed all-American guy.
This Western is more about characters than shooting and showdowns - definitely a drama rather than an action movie. If you're into this, I also recommend Lone Star, directed by John Sayles.
This film was beautifully shot and had a strong set up in the first half. It was let down by its second half and an unsatisfactory ending. Could have been so much more.
This movie is one of my top 10 movies. From beginning to end the tale, cinematography the way the tale went back on itself, a really great movie. I have seen it now 4 time.
Disappointed in this movie - despite the excellent cast
Aaron Yap loved it, the reviewer in the local paper said it's the best film he ever saw. So maybe you should disregard my 3.5 stars. Great scenes, like The Assassination of Jesse James. Dark humor... Read more. Captivating at points. But great? Not in my books. Lower your expectations and it may be ok.
A quirky flick,slow pace with honed acting made this movie well worth the watch. Many underlining themes and threads take their time to unravel with danger always present.
Really enjoyed this movie. Odd subject, odd pace... a bit of an odyssey. Tommy Lee is a bit of a favourite for me so that might have been part of the appeal. Sit down with a bottle of good quality tequila and enjoy
A slowly paced film, focused on the portrayal of the people who make up small town Texas. Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones, who also directs) is the silent cowboy who struggles against the bigoted police... Read more and border patrol of a small Texas town, and specifically Mike Norton (Barry Pepper), after Pete's illiegal immigrant friend Melquiades Estrada (Julio Cedillo) is killed.
At times bordering on black comedy, this film tries to find a balance between honest, true to life characters and the hyperbole needed to encourage people make the moral decision about the antagonism between Pepper and Perkins.
The plot development is well constructed, but I found the script caricatured people too much.
This movie won't be for everyone. The style employed dictates that you have to concentrate to keep up with the split timeline and enjoy the transformation of the shallow gringo that Barry Pepper portrays... Read more so well. But, you will be rewarded and the hint of the changed man at the end of the film was very satisfying. Nice to see that movies don't have to be action-packed and fantastic to see Tommy Lee Jones performing such a great character.
This is what happens when actors get so rich that they can afford to star in, produce and direct their own movie and it doesn't matter if the movie is total rubbish.
This movie was a total waste... Read more of 90 minutes. A guy gets accidentally shot, buried, dug up by coyotes, autopsied, buried again, dug up by his best mate who wants to take him back to his home village to be buried properly, taking along as a hostage, the man who accidentally shot him.
Boring, bad taste, low budget.