The Highwaymen Reviews

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July 24, 2020
It's unfair to hold such a modest effort to the high standard of the 1967 masterpiece. ... Still, it's a fine companion piece that's the type of old-fashioned, midrange, character-driven story that we don't get often enough these days.
July 2, 2020
There's a reason why you probably haven't heard of Frank Hamer and Maney Gault before, and this lightweight film doesn't make much of a case for them having a story worth telling.
June 26, 2020
The famous outlaws Bonnie & Clyde hardly get a single close-up in this fascinating study of the rangers brought out of retirement to track them down.
April 30, 2020
The story behind the demise of legendary Bonnie & Clyde at the well-armed hands of two ageing Texas Rangers gets a solid, unhurried treatment here...Director John Lee Hancock directs the drama with a hard nose and with no love for the celebrity criminals.
January 17, 2020
The Highwaymen wants to plumb its themes' moral ambiguity, but it wants to have a cut-and-dry ending even more.
January 8, 2020
It's a shame, then, that this meeting of weirdo star power is never more than pedestrian...
September 23, 2019
A lot of why this works is because of [Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson's] chemistry together.
August 17, 2019
Given its 50 million dollar budget, I can't help but wonder how that could have been better spent taking risks on lesser known, but more inspiring stories than this.
August 15, 2019
The Highwaymen is a well-done period piece and stands out as an original Bonnie and Clyde themed tale.
July 24, 2019
Above all, what The Highwaymen is not is the Bonnie and Clyde story, shifting the focus in a way that proves unsatisfying.
June 20, 2019
Costner and Harrelson take us on a new road towards Bonnie and Clyde.
June 8, 2019
It isn't as dynamic or memorable as it could have been, but The Highwaymen still builds a compelling drama using a fascinating chapter from history combined with some solid acting and impressive camera work.
June 4, 2019
A slow-moving Bonnie & Clyde manhunt Western that coasts by on the manliness and easy rapport of its leading men.
May 30, 2019
The Highwaymen is made for a movie night in; unlike some of the platform's other offerings, no one will make the argument that you must see this perfectly OK film on the big screen.
May 28, 2019
John Lee Hancock's intentions are honored and pure, but the celebrity commentaries and aimed cinematic crosshairs miss a more significant mark of meaty execution.
May 7, 2019
The Highwaymen tells a compelling story of the law chasing down Bonnie and Clyde. It was a fresh take, and I loved every second of it.
May 6, 2019
Hamer and Gault make for a duo almost as intriguing as Bonnie and Clyde, which is what makes the film work as more than just gimmicky cinematic revisionism.
May 4, 2019
The Highwaymen has plenty of promising qualities, but unfortunately, they're not quite enough to make it a memorable film.
April 30, 2019
The Highwaymen is adequate film-making and perceptive while pacifying familiarity.
April 26, 2019
There's no question it indicts the media for heroizing the wrong people. But that would be just another us vs. them movie, and The Highwaymen is smarter than that...
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