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A group of naive boys find that life as desperadoes in the west is more serious that they understood when they embark on abortive careers in bushwhacking. Violence, betrayal, sombre colours and a Beckettsian whimsy mark this ironic western. Written by
Keith Loh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Underrated and often overlooked, BAD COMPANY remains one of the top five westerns ever produced. Its realistic depiction of life in The Old West predates the far less realistic but highly-touted "down to earth" approach in Clint Eastwood's UNFORGIVEN. [Not that I'm knocking UNFORGIVEN; it's another of only a handful of truly great westerns.] Jeff Bridges steals the show (as is his wont), but it's the overall effect the film has that makes it so memorable. Neither the subject nor the filmmaker's approach is cliched; BAD COMPANY is an original in every sense of the word. Poignant and funny, it's ultimately bittersweet- and one great movie.
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