Les Cowboys Reviews

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July 28, 2016
It takes a lot of confidence for a director to pay homage to John Ford's "The Searchers" (1956), and in the case of Thomas Bidegain's "Les Cowboys" it is not altogether unwarranted.
June 30, 2016
Bidegain and cinematographer Arnaud Potier speak multitudes with wide-angle, slow-panning shots that immerse us in a post-9/11 quagmire that's never less than utterly personal.
June 30, 2016
"Les Cowboys" keeps you off-kilter from the start.
June 24, 2016
Remaking a classic John Ford western might sound like a good idea, but there's just one problem: You're not John Ford.
June 24, 2016
It proceeds with a hushed tone that wants to be taken for observant modesty, but eventually reveals itself as suffocating self-importance.
June 24, 2016
With all this working against it, Les Cowboys strikes a fresh chord.
May 25, 2019
Les Cowboys never gets out of the gate because, as a character-based drama, it fails to provide a single character worth investing in.
April 1, 2019
It's hard to dismiss something this visceral and ambitious, even if it doesn't necessarily work.
October 3, 2018
A somber, engrossing modern day French re-setting of "The Searchers" which keeps its quest and racial metaphors intact.
August 29, 2017
It's a lot to process, though never dull.
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