The Kid (2019)

Vincent D’Onofrio directs Jake Schur, Leila George and Ethan Hawke in this Western retelling of Billy the Kid / Pat Garrett legend from the eyes of a boy on the run for killing his abusive father.

A solid cowboy drama with bursts of traditional bloody action that interrupt a few lurches into pretentiousness. Dane DeHaan gets the showiest role as Billy but doesn’t shake the persistent suspicion that Hollywood tried to clone a young DiCaprio in a lab and he was the best result they produced by the time Leo was middle aged and above such movies. This leaves Hawke and Chris Pratt to battle it out for who can steal the film. Starlord just about noses it with a genuinely evil turn that bristles with unrestrained violence and anger. Well done him!

6

Check out my wife Natalie’s Point Horror blog https://cornsyrup.co.uk

We also do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here https://letterboxd.com/bobbycarroll/list/the-worst-movies-we-own-podcast-ranking-and/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.