Buffalo Boys

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It's hampered somewhat by its disappointingly familiar story, but Buffalo Boys makes up for its shortcomings with plenty of exciting action sequences.

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In 19th-century Java, a brutal massacre and the murder of Sultan Hamza by Captain Van Trach and his Dutch soldiers force Arana, Jamar and Suwo -- the sultan's brother and infant sons -- to flee the country, bringing them halfway around the world to the American Wild West. After working the railroads and learning the cowboy way of life, Arana tells the boys it's time to return to their homeland and avenge their father's death.

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Pevita Eileen Pearce
Kiona
Mike Wiluan
Screenwriter
Raymond Lee
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Junxiang Huang
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Fong Cheng Tan
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John Radel
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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (27) | Rotten (7)

  • Buffalo Boys ends up somewhat awkwardly caught between mainstream glorifications of violence and more restrained cultural norms emphasizing respect and harmony. This inherent creative conflict however remains mostly obscured by the action-oriented plot...

    January 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [A] moderately entertaining, immoderately splattery spaghetti Western...

    January 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Set in 1860, it's ... a good-looking, erratic, cartoonish, and ultimately rousing ultraviolent Indonesian Western.

    January 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • While Buffalo Boys may not be everything it could have been, it is sometimes good enough.

    January 11, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This 19th-century genre mashup can be giddy fun, though it's a good deal more mindless than its historical context would have you believe.

    January 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The fights are leaden... and the character development is constrained by dumb dialogue, such meager tending-to of an Asian action flick's primary draw is nigh unforgivable.

    January 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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