• Blackthorn (2011)


Release Date: October 7th, 2011

DVD Release Date: December 20th, 2011

R |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Leaving Bolivia and heading back to the U.S., the outlaw formerly known as Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard) has a final adventure.

Cast: Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Padraic Delaney, Dominique McElligott, Luis Bredow

Director: Mateo Gil

Genres: Western

Production Co: Canal+ España, Quickfire Films

Keywords: Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe 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. show more

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    With Paul Newman gone, you couldn't ask for a better senior-citizen representation of Butch Cassidy than Shepard. In his best performance since "The Right Stuff'' turned him into a reluctant movie star, Shepard makes Blackthorn worth seeing. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Watching Shepard work his pony down a snaking mountain pass, playing a mandolin and singing the blues, or seeing him sitting, stone-still, beneath a railroad water tank, waiting for something to happen - these are scenes to be cherished, from an actor who has found the soul of the character he's playing. show more

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