New Mexico Territory, 1880. Rio Cutler and his older sister Sara must abandon their home after an unfortunate event happens. In their desperate flee to Santa Fe, they cross paths with the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid and his gang, who are ruthlessly pursued by a posse led by Sheriff Pat Garret.Written by
When The Kid awakens and sees Billy the Kid for the first time, Billy's pose closely duplicates the iconic photo which purports to be one of the very few of him. That photo shows Billy as left-handed, but it is a tintype, and therefore produces a reversed image. As a result, many movies featuring Billy have depicted him as left-handed. See more »
The hotel in Lincoln N.M. that Ollinger brought the prisoners for lunch was the "Wortley". Not the "Mariposa" as shown in the film. The "Wortley" is still in business. See more »
The Ballad of the Tall Man
Written and Performed by Ben Dickey
Published by Zipper Cream Songs (ASCAP) See more »
Top-Notch Cast But Missed Dramatic Opportunities
Very slow paced Western that seemed to miss many opportunities for dramatic effect. Thus it came across to me as rather a slog until its engrossing finale.
The cast is first-rate with Hawke and DeHaan leading the way. But as other reviewers have mentioned the virtually unrecognizable Chris Pratt, in certainly a different kind of role for him, was excellent. If you're expecting to see a lot of Vincent D'Onofrio he has a very minor role but he did direct the movie.
All in all, I felt there was a better film that could have emerged here than the one that was presented to the viewer.
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