Excerpt: serving as a mix of fact & fiction, Blackthorn tells the tale of an older and very much retired Butch Cassidy living out his twilight years in Bolivia. He grows weary of his current living arrangements and embarks on his ride back to the USA to reunite with his nephew. Along the way he loses his horse, his six grand and is forced to ride the plains with a fella who claims he has a loot of money buried.
Conclusion: in recent years researchers have attempted to resolve the rumours concerning the death of 'butch cassidy' and 'the sundance kid' in a shootout in a bolivian town in 1908, however after investigating the grave in which the locals claim the two were placed, no 'dna' sample suggests they were placed there. the film tells the tale of 'butch' some years later yearning to return to the 'states' from which he had fleeded with 'sundance' and 'etta' years back.
Summary: I wend to see this movie with my husband at Rialto Cinemas last night and we both really enjoyed it. It was exactly as a western should be and the Butch Cassidy story is always an exciting and interesting one.
Summary: With a title like Blackthorn, I was willing to give this a chance thanks to good old fashion allure of the western genre. However with Blackthorn, somewhat of a sequel of sorts to the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, making comparisons was inevitable even just by viewing the trailer. The 1969 film where Butch Cassidy was portrayed by Paul Newman, proved to likeable, shrewd and ruthless when he needed to be.