But the performance of the story into a movie is boring and it hurts to see such a good actor as Noriega playing such a bad role.
Clearly, the direction failed to make a good set of individual promises into a better mix.
120722: The only thing new I was thinking about, regarding this movie, is that somehow they try to portray Butch & Sundance as some sort or Robin Hoods, that had certain values, which made them better than "normal" criminals. The revelation that Spanish mine robber, Eduardo Apocada, has robbed from the people, not the rich mine owner, allows Butch to shoot Apocada in the leg, leaving him to the chasing vigilantes. I'm sorry, I'm just not convinced that Butch is a good guy; he's a criminal.
A handsome modern western that twists a legendary character more for personal acclaim than for the sake of good story telling. Sam Shepard has a perfect feel of an ageing old west outlaw and he is more than capable playing such a well known man. While the rest of the cast isn't exactly all that bad either. It's well shot with some fantastic location work, and the makers have created a very convincing setting. My only issue is whether or not the Butch Cassidy connection and everything that comes with it is actually required, because in all honesty this has enough of an interesting plot without the quite frankly unneeded association distracting from the perfectly fine central theme. The simple fact is this would have been even better, cleaner, more focused film if everyone kept well away from Butch and Sundance, or merely just hinted at the idea.