Silent Tongue Reviews
Possessed performance by Phoenix. There are potential allegories here, but not enough of a narrative to allow it any force.
Talbot is a man who can't handle the death of his Indian bride and sits under a tree waiting for his death to join her. His father, who made a trade for the Indian bride, seeks the bride's sister in hopes that she can snap his son out of it. The sister reluctantly agrees to help the father but they have no idea how gone the son will be when they finally reach him.
"She's just going to die on you...just like I did."
Sam Shepard, director of Far North, delivers Silent Tongue in his second major motion picture. The storyline for this picture was just okay and kind of cliché for the genre, but the settings and cast are above average. The cast includes River Phoenix, Alan Bates, Richard Harris, Bill Irwin, and Dermot Mulroney.
"The whole prairie is thirsting for our women."
I came across a few River Phoenix movies on Netflix and decided to add all of them to my wish list. This was a very average and mediocre addition to the western genre and did not display Phoenix's talent, in my opinion. There really isn't much to see here and I'd probably skip this movie unless you're a fan of the Phoenix.
"Their dogs will be eating our testicles by nightfall."
(aside from DARK BLOOD)
would somebody release the footage from Dark Blood please?