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!
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