Les Cowboys Reviews

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.
June 23, 2016
This modern western hits hard and stays with you. It's an auspicious debut for Bidegain as a director. As to whether it can stand shoulder to shoulder with The Searchers, that'll be the day.
June 23, 2016
Reaching across 15 years and multiple countries, "Les Cowboys" repurposes the narrative codes of the classic western to explore the complexities of a disrupted world.
June 23, 2016
Bidegain ... respects the simple, melodramatic appeal of his story, and the primal emotions lurking beneath this story of parents and children torn apart.
June 23, 2016
The strange, ever-changing result is, at times, as original as loose remakes come, with Bidegain using his hallowed source material as a springboard for something rare: a "writer's movie" that loses nothing in the jump from script to screen.