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could be the last great western...for a while
Don't look for trouble, but don't take any either!
Corrupt lawman challenges Costner, threatening him and his lifelong hard work of cattle. Ultimately powerful, moving, intelligent Western also benefits from top performances from its cast. A sweeping adventure, despite a simple storyline.
It makes a great change for a Western when you actually care about the characters., and the whole money isn't just about violence.
On the minus side only a couple of minor points. As with all Costner directed films, it is, perhaps, a touch on the long side. I often wonder whether he would benefit from having a stricter Editor. Still worth the buttock cramos.
Also Michael Gambons' "Irish" accent did wander around a bit, but a small price to pay for a very watchable performance.