Reviews

Jun 19, 2013
This story, parboiled out of one of the most memorable Westerns, is supported all the way by Gil's directing.
Apr 12, 2012
Blackthorn is a handsomely mounted film, with many an awesome vista and rolling plain, but compared to the quicksilver brilliance of its predecessors, it comes off as irredeemably minor.
Apr 12, 2012
It feels as unique as the way the ageing Shepard's eyes appear weirdly independent of the rest of him. He's a bird of prey gazing through the holes in a crumbling wall.
Apr 12, 2012
Lonesome Dove with a dash of My Name is Nobody and a side of Ride the High Country, but Shepard, Noriega and the exotic Bolivian locations mark Blackthorn out as a notable entry.
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Shepard's crusty charisma gives this dignified genre effort its pulse: a growl-off between his Butch and Jeff Bridges's Rooster Cogburn is surely the next chapter.
Apr 10, 2012
Sam Shepard illuminated the old West - or at least the South American parts - with creaky charisma. He unleashes a growly old timer to rival Rooster Cogburn or Will Munny.
Oct 28, 2011
It ain't Paul Newman and Robert Redford, but it ain't bad.
Oct 21, 2011
An elegiac take on the great American Western.
Oct 21, 2011
In place of a rousing adventure, "Blackthorn" is a haunting ode.
Oct 20, 2011
Although Shepard is perfectly cast as a world-weary outlaw reluctantly drawn into one more adventure, the movie doesn't quite justify the resuscitation of classic film characters for another outing.
Oct 14, 2011
"Blackthorn" feels less like a proper sequel to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," which it purports to be, than a coattail rider.
Oct 13, 2011
A different kind of Western - somber, reflective and set in the elevated plains and salt flats of Bolivia.
Oct 13, 2011
The filmmakers didn't have a lot of options. In some ways the new picture feels like a boxed-in replay.
Oct 13, 2011
Each frame is a crystalline jaw-dropper that places the smallish actions of men within a vast canvas of lush jungle, lunar salt flats, Andean snow, and desert sand. The result is a pretty good movie that almost looks better than it needs to.
Oct 13, 2011
Shepard's performance is one to remember.
Oct 13, 2011
Butch has grown old? And homesick? And gets waylaid, and is back in action again? Was this trip necessary?
Oct 7, 2011
Mateo Gil's sturdy Western makes a nicely melancholy flipside to George Roy Hill's more rambunctious classic.
Oct 7, 2011
If ever a man deserved the nickname "Butch," it's Sam Shepard.
Oct 7, 2011
Director Mateo Gill's autumnal movie has elements of other late-era Westerns in its blood, but it isn't easily pigeonholed.