Blackthorn Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 7428

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 18

Theatrical Release Date: 10/07/2011

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/20/2011

Language: English

Genre: Western

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Mateo Gil

Actors: Eduardo Noriega, Padraic Delaney, Sam Shepard, Dominique McElligott, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier

Plot: In this version of history Butch Cassidy is alive and well in Bolivia, but seeking to catch a glimpse of home once again, he teams up with a young robber and must run from the law and rival gangs in order to get his wish. -- Chris Kavan

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A thorn on the side of that 1969 hit western.

Indyfreak - wrote on 03/11/2015

Those looking for a spirited continuation of the adventures of Butch Cassidy like was seen back in 1969 with the Newman-Redford movie are gonna be as sorely disappointed as I was. Instead, 'Blackthorn' is a character study with the outlaw duo's exploits serving as humorous flashbacks from the present and persistently gloomy story. Sam Shepard is great as an older Butch Cassidy living incognito in 1920s South America only to find himself on the run with a younger more arrogant criminal. The film is beautifully shot with some great scenic vistas of Bolivia's mountains, deserts, and jungles. There was a good entertaining story to be told but it's so underplayed and minimalist that it's as boring as I must sound explaining it in this review. What is worse is that the film has the nerve to …

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