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Good for Nothing (2011)

 -  Comedy | Thriller | Western  -  May 2012 (USA)
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A young English woman is immigrating to her uncle's ranch - but is kidnapped on the way by a rugged outlaw who discovers a problem he never knew he had - leading them on a wild ride across the West.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Man
Isabella Montgomery
Jon Pheloung ...
The Sheriff
Richard Thompson ...
Toa Waaka ...
Native American Medicine Man
Charles Lum ...
Chinese Medicine Man
Tao Jrang ...
Chinese Interpreter
Toby Leach ...
The Doc
Mark Norrie ...
Barnie Duncan ...
Mexican Tracker
Tony Wyeth ...
The Texan
Sean McChesney ...
Steve Cronin ...
Young Native American
Norman Chieng ...
Chinese Rockstacker


A young English woman is immigrating to her uncle's ranch - but is kidnapped on the way by a rugged outlaw who discovers a problem he never knew he had - leading them on a wild ride across the West.

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A unique Western about an odd romance between a savage outlaw and a strong willed English lady. See more »

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Rated R for violence and some sexual references | See all certifications »


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2.35 : 1
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In the beginning there are six men chasing the perpetrator and the girl. One of the men kills another, leaving five men. In a subsequent shot there are six men riding on horseback still seeking the man they want. See more »


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Different, unforgettable ending...
14 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good for Nothing... I saw the first poster, then the first teaser, and then the trailer, and I waited expecting something like "Silverado" or "Open Range", or maybe a Clintstwoodsque movie. Then I read the reviews, some of them so unfavorable, that when I finally got to the movie I was ready for disappointment… western- hell, no! Would I see this movie again? YES! I have been "training" my daughter into the world of movies worth to watch, she begin her "studies" as a kid with Casablanca, Grease, Silverado, and now I have to introduce her to this one, why? You may ask... to enjoy the performance of this actor called Cohen Holloway, whose character is a dumb-ass-cold blooded-impotent-kidnapper-killer, that seemed to be a born loser. Some did not like this movie, well, so many did not like "Unforgivable", why? Because it did not fall into the "Duke" category, or the Sergio Leone "Spaghetti Western", my point? This is a story that could have been set in the gangster era or in a drug fueled scenery. Regardless of the settings, it's a story written (and directed) in a way of those movies that are just unforgettable, it's that so that when I get older I will keep remembering the ending... I could spoil it for you…, instead, I will just say: do not expect the romance to blossom, be ready for a less fortunate "Rick Blaine" (who walks away unharmed), and certainly not "Ilsa Lund", here the "heroine" is indifferent and detached of compromising even with herself, yes ,you won't get the so clichéd happy ending. After being warned, get ready to get "Shane" in a more Shakespearean way. If you are willing to give a chance to this well-made movie, be aware that this is not your USA, production, Mexican or Italian, heck, not even "The Good the Bad and the Weird" this movie stands on its very own, even the soundtrack is great! As I say sometimes: "if you really understand movies, you have to watch this, so put your expectations outside the door and enjoy".

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