Friday, April 01, 2005

[Western] Open Range

dir. Kevin Costner, scr. Craig Storper

A typical Western nightmare: Costner and Robert Duvall are cowboys who don’t know who to trust in a new town – a town filled with people who have more firepower and are trying to take their herd. A nice companion piece to My Darling Clementine.

The leads are great as men who’ve been together on the trail for a decade, yet know nothing about what makes each other tick. However, the film is over-long, the final gunfight lacks tension and the Costner / Annette Bening romance isn’t convincing.

There’s also too many cute puppy dogs. Watch it; you’ll see what I mean.

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