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Blackthorn

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BLACKTHORN - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
1 April 2012
  • Summary: The film is a sedate viewing experience consisting of soothing landscape images, and a remarkable performance from an ever-reliable Sam Shepard.
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Overall 7
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Blackthorn

High-Def Digest
21 December 2011
  • Conclusion: 'Blackthorn' is an interesting alternate take on the Butch Cassidy story. Despite a few hiccups here and there, the film succeeds thanks to strong performances, occasionally breathtaking visuals, and an ultimately thoughtful rumination on friendship and morality. The video transfer is very strong and the audio mix is solid. While not loaded with supplements, the included special features are interesting and informative.
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Actors overall 8
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Audio 9
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Extras 7
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Blackthorn (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
20 December 2011
  • Summary: One day, Judge Clark Douglas hopes to play an aging Clyde Barrow.
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Overall 7
7.3

Blackthorn

AV Club
6 October 2011
  • Excerpt: It’s obvious from the start where Blackthorn is going; given the grim, elegiac cynicism of modern Westerns, which these days all seem to be mourning the demise of an old way of life rather than celebrating or even just comfortably exploring the past, there’s only one possible ending for a story about the redemptive power of friendship.
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Blackthorn

DVD Talk
24 April 2011
  • Excerpt: On my way out of the media screening for Mateo Gil's Blackthorn , I overheard someone calling it a "standard Western"--as if that would be a bad thing, if there were any such thing anymore. Making a Western these days is anything but standard; they're enough of a novelty that it's still worth being thankful when we get one, and not dismissing it for being less than a masterwork.
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Movie overall 7
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Blackthorn (2011)

blu-ray.com
17 September 2010
  • Conclusion: Sam Shepard is the man. There's no doubt about that, especially after seeing his performance as the aging Butch Cassidy, who--dammit--just wants to get back to the U.S. of A and live his life in peace. Blackthorn may not be quite as good as some other recent westerns--like the Coen brothers' remake of True Grit --but it's certainly worth a look if you're jonesing for more outlaw action. Worth a rental, at least! Did you find this review helpful?
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

mbnet.fi
15 February 2012
  • Conclusion: Robert LeRoy Parker alias Butch Cassidy oli 1800-luvun lopun villin lännen kuuluisimpia lainsuojattomia, ja hänen tarinansa on filmatisoitu aiemmin jo useampaan otteeseen. Cassidyn viimeisistä vaiheista ei ole saatu täytt&a ...
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