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The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)


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When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner - the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) - he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend's gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty recruits a young gunslinger, Jeremiah (Diego Josef), and an old friend, a hard-drinking U.S. Marshall (Tommy Flanagan), to help deliver the men to justice. After a gunfight with the outlaws leaves Jeremiah wounded, Lefty returns home with the names of Johnson's killers only to find that he is being accused of his friend's murder. With the tables turned, and with his friend in the governor's mansion (Jim Caviezel) refusing to help, Lefty must evade the law and prove his innocence by exposing the powerful men ultimately responsible for Johnson's death. A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

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Bill Pullman
as Lefty Brown
Kathy Baker
as Laura Johnson
Jim Caviezel
as Jimmy Bierce
Tommy Flanagan
as Tom Harrah
Peter Fonda
as Edward Johnson
Diego Josef
as Jeremiah
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Mr. Pullman, his good looks obscured by chiaroscuro shadows and mutton chops, keeps you tethered to Lefty even when the rambling turns to drift. Mr. Moshé knows his genre.

December 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Moshe relates his tale of can-do vengeance with an unfussy clarity and an obvious fondness for the oaters of yesterday's Hollywood - an affection that ... imparts a winning sincerity.

December 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite the novel twist of making a stock supporting character like Lefty the unlikely focus of the story, Lefty Brown's ambitions remain as modest and muddled as its dirty earth-tone color palette.

December 13, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Though slow to get rolling, it eventually builds into a worthy showcase for Pullman, who himself has too rarely stepped out of support roles.

October 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Moshé resurrects the big screen possibilities of a genre in pure visual terms.

March 14, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Can be enjoyed as both a straight-shooting homage to crotchety sidekicks and shoot-'em-up conventions, and a well-crafted movie about loyalty, betrayal, and redemption that dutifully acknowledges, without slavishly mimicking ...

March 12, 2017 | Full Review…
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