The Highwaymen

Release Date: March 29th, 2019

R |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

Former Texas Rangers Frank Hamer and Maney Gault join forces to try and capture notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Kim Dickens, Thomas Mann, W. Earl Brown, Emily Brobst

Director: John Lee Hancock

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Media Rights Capital, Universal Pictures, Netflix, Casey Silver Productions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    A smoothly executed but decidedly drab crime drama. Checking all the necessary narrative boxes for its target audience and asking little of stars Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson other than to bring their well-established onscreen personas to the characters, the latest from director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks) dabbles in familiar dramatic ironies and rather obvious observations about violence, celebrity and ageing. The Highwaymen never puts a foot wrong, but it fails to elicit much passion or fascination. show more

  • 50
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Costner and Harrelson both give fine performances, but when it's time for each to have his one allotted dramatic monologue, you can practically hear the movie clearing its throat: Shut up and listen while the man is speaking, folks. show more

  • 88
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    Even if you’ve somehow never even heard of the story upon which this film is based, it’s a crackling good lawman tale. show more

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