After fighting in the Civil War, two Union Army buddies find themselves on opposite sides of the law with the post-war peace at risk.After fighting in the Civil War, two Union Army buddies find themselves on opposite sides of the law with the post-war peace at risk.After fighting in the Civil War, two Union Army buddies find themselves on opposite sides of the law with the post-war peace at risk.
It was nice to see the likes of Neal McDonough and Casper Van Dien in this movie, and I must admit that it was also what drew me in to watching this 2020 movie from writer Shea Sizemore and director Brent Christy. Well, also because the movie's synopsis mentioned the American Civil War.
The storyline in "The Warrant" was fairly straight forward, albeit somewhat on the generic and mundane side of the equation though. It was a shame, because the storyline sort of kept the movie back and prevented it from being more than it turned out to be. But that being as it might be, then the movie wasn't boring or anything, it was actually good enough and adequately entertaining, it just wasn't something that stood out from many other similar Westerns.
Neal McDonough was actually rather nicely cast for the role of John Breaker and he fit the character quite nicely, selling his character in a very believable manner with his performance. And Gregory Cruz, playing Bugle, was also a great addition to the movie, and given his performance I feel it was a shame that he didn't have more on screen time, because he added a lot of flavor to the movie. And while Casper Van Dien wasn't a bad choice for the movie, I just didn't enjoy his performance, walking around with a constant scowl, as if having a case of really bad indigestion.
"The Warrant" definitely is watchable, and it had potential to be something greater than what it turned out to be. However, this particular Western just failed to bring anything outstanding to the genre, and as such it ended up being mundane and ultimately a very forgettable movie.
My rating of the 2020 movie "The Warrant" lands on a mediocre five out of ten stars.
- Mar 24, 2021