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Old 4 February 2018, 15:25
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Just saw this with the ol' man. Outstanding cowboy flick IMO.
Dad's pick, and I hadn't even heard of it.

Long movie, so good father/son or solo.
Not so much of a family movie, depending on the family.
Not for young kids, or squeamish.

I rated it 9/10, it was long... but for good reason.

Great to see solo and hit the restroom on the way in.

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Old 4 February 2018, 15:34
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I saw it yesterday, with my crazy uncle. That's him wearing two pairs of glasses at the same time before we walked into the theatre.

I thought the cinematography was a 10/10, some really good stuff.

Overall, I'll give it a 7.5. Thought it dragged on for too long at the end.
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Old 4 February 2018, 15:35
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That's him wearing two pairs of glasses at the same time
And here I thought it was just me. LOL
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Old 4 February 2018, 15:50
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It was a long flick for sure (2h15m)...but it's a long-ass-haul from New Mexico making 20mi/day on horseback. LOL! So part of the story. The excellent camera work and cavalry/military theme made it worth seeing on the big-screen with Dad.
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If I go see a movie at the theatre , I like a long movie. I always feel o am getting ripped off with those short 90 minute films.
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I'm looking forward to it. I love a good western.
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I'm glad someone finally give this flick a review....westerns are my all-time favorite genre of movies.
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Old 5 February 2018, 15:39
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I haven't seen this yet, but I'll catch it eventually.

Has anybody out there seen The Ballad of Lefty Brown yet? I've got that one on hold, stars Bill Pullman as an old cowboy out for revenge agains the people who killed his old friend and business partner. I've heard it's pretty good, like old westerns used to be.
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I haven't seen this yet, but I'll catch it eventually.

Has anybody out there seen The Ballad of Lefty Brown yet? I've got that one on hold, stars Bill Pullman as an old cowboy out for revenge agains the people who killed his old friend and business partner. I've heard it's pretty good, like old westerns used to be.
Lefty Brown is a good movie. Good western with a plot twist. Watch it, you'll like it. Bill Pullman did a great job as well.
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I saw a couple still pictures from it, didn't even recognize Pullman. Looks like a good flick.
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Just saw 'Hostiles'. I'll give it a 10/10.

The acting, story line and cinematography were all top notch.
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Just saw 'Hostiles'. I'll give it a 10/10.

The acting, story line and cinematography were all top notch.
I concur.

Christian Bale and Rory Cochrane were stellar.
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Outstanding movie.10

I noticed that Bale was giving everything he had to honor Sam Elliot.
I'm good with that - for now.

Also - the gun-play was respectable.
When someone gets shot through the shoulder, its incapacitating.

The dark and ugly of the Human Condition was represented well.
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Saw it. Liked it. But then I've liked Christain Bale ever since "Empire of the Sun", it's the kind of movie I can watch again every few years.

I thought the ending of "Hostiles" was going to suck, right up until it didn't. But then, that's part of it.....
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Now out on DVD or for
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Finally watched it. So-so. Seen much better westerns for sure. Thought there were a lot of gaps and movie tried to be melodramatic at times. Had to fill in some of the gaps yourself. Was not really that good of story. Ok movie to watch, but if looking for a good western much better choices.

Dances with wolves
Broken trail
5:10 to Yuma
Revenant
Yapaloosa
Open range
Wyatt Earp
Magnificent 7
The long riders
Bone tomahawk

All much better movies.
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Best part of Dances With Wolves was Maury Chaykin's conversation with Kevin Costner, ending with his salute, which was priceless.

Goodfellas still should have won best picture.
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The wife and I enjoyed the film and didnít mind the slow pace. I avoided reviews and knew very little about it, so I was surprised at how bleak and sad it was. As usual, Christian Bale and Wes Studi were great.
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Enjoyed it. It felt long (some long movies feel short) but it was nicely paced, and as stated above a horsey ride from NM to Montana would take a long time, too.

And the "Butte, MT" showing was nice....I think the wife and I, even though we only lived there almost 3 years, will always think of that as our collective home.
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Been waiting on reviews. Thanks. My son seen it at the theatre. I don't go to theatres anymore. My Son said it was the shit, but he's easily impressed. I compare all modern westerns to Open Range as a guage.
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