Rancho Deluxe Reviews
In 1975 writer Thomas McGuane and director Frank Perry came up with this comedy drama about two modern day cattle rustlers who try to keep one step ahead of a ruthless cattle baron.
Sam Waterston and Jeff Bridges are excellent as the two rustlers in question and they are more than a match for Clifton James as the cattle baron and Harry Dean Stanton and Richard Bright as the two cattle men who start as foes but ened up as friends.
The film also has a very funny subplot involving farming private eye Slim Pickens and his seemingly innocent daughter.
The films works becuase the casting is uniformly excellent and it has cult film written all over it from the start.
Sure the editing is a bit clunky and the film does wander in places but all in all this is another 70s gem.