Quick Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 12/06/2019
John Sayles’ neo-western-mystery is overstuffed with various subplots. Some pay off, others don’t. The ending is naturally the worst one that leaves a sour taste in the viewer’s mouth. Still, it’s not badly acted. Most of everyone does fine. The late Elizabeth Pena is very good and Kris Kristofferson is fun as a despicably evil racist sheriff.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/01/2012
There is a mystery plot here, but it mostly serves as the backdrop to a character-rich study of race relations in a small Texas bordertown. The acting by all is top-notch and the film manages to juggle multiple storylines without undercutting any of them.