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SXSW Film Review: ‘Wild Horses’

17 March 2015 5:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tonally dissonant and narratively disjointed, “Wild Horses” plays like a patchwork quilt of scenes excerpted from a much longer movie, or maybe even a miniseries. Writer-director Robert Duvall’s ambitious indie feature (his first filmmaking effort since 2002’s “Assassination Tango”) attempts to entwine two potentially interesting tales — the reopening of a missing-persons case by a female Texas Ranger, and the reunion of an aged rancher and his long-estranged son — but the mix never jells, and neither storyline is especially compelling. The good news is, Duvall the filmmaker is well served by Duvall the star, and his fine, fiery performance might help lasso a few viewers when “Wild Horses” moseys on over to homescreen pastures.

Duvall plays Scott Briggs, a seventysomething, set-in-his-ways Texas rancher who can still ride hard (although he needs some help to mount his horse) and shoot straight (especially when he encounters trespassers on his property). Despite his apparent heartiness, »

- Joe Leydon

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