Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Outlaw Justice

I'd never heard of this low-budget, shot-in-Spain Western until we ran across a cheap copy of the DVD at Wal-Mart. It has a really traditional plot: a couple of reformed, retired outlaws (Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson) help the son of one of their old friends track down the man who killed the kid's father. The killer is another former member of Nelson's old gang. If you're thinking that this is just an excuse for some country singers to dress up like cowboys, ride horses, and shoot guns, you're probably right. At least half of the scenes in this movie seem to be swiped from other, better films (mostly THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN), and a couple of plot twists make absolutely no sense at all. But Willie is pretty good in his role and the rest of the acting is halfway decent, there's an occasional good line in the script, and the scenery is nice. There are worse ways to spend an hour and a half.


Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

You root around in Wally World's bargain DVD bin long enough and you'll find some decent stuff. I picked up a copy of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE there not long ago. $5.50 plus tax. Not bad.

James Reasoner said...

Not bad at all. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is one of my all-time favorite films.

Cap'n Bob said...

Would you believe it, yesterday my Netflix movies arrivbed and one is Outlaw Justice. I had no idea I'd ordered it. Will see it this weekend.