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Rated R for violence and language.

R In Theaters 10/7/2011 , 98min.
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December 27, 2011
I can sum up this movie in three words, BORING, BORING, and BORING. Don't beleive all the good reviews, they're from those artsy types (ore more accurately the artsy wannabes) who see good cinematorgraphy and think OMG I've got to give this a good review even though it bored me to death. This western is boring and draggy, torture to watch, and the the intended plot never hits its mark.
October 08, 2011
Let Down.

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Village Voice
This modest oater should tickle western fans. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
There is that allure of the Old West that is hard to resist, and there's plenty of grist in the story worth milling and mulling. Full Review
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
Gil's alternative history gets one thing bang-on right: If Butch were to live into his senior days, he'd absolutely have to be played by Shepard. Wrinkled, leathery and densely carpeted in a salt-and-pepper beard, the 67-year-old playwright and actor still exudes intellectual mischief and hard-stare sex appeal; his self-styled ruggedness is a perfect match for an infamous gringo living incognito. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
The actor (Shepard) delivers a beautifully understated, world-weary turn that largely makes up for the slow-paced film's longueurs, and which in a better film could be described as iconic. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Director Mateo Gill's autumnal movie has elements of other late-era Westerns in its blood, but it isn't easily pigeonholed. There are shootouts and standoffs, as well as great scenes like one between the grizzled, perfectly cast Shepard and Rea discussing the cost of criminality and the changing morals of old men. Full Review

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