Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2112

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 67

Theatrical Release Date: 05/23/1973

Language: English

Genre: Historical, Western

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Actors: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Richard Jaeckel, Jason Robards, Jack Elam

Plot: Lawman Pat Garrett pursues his friend, Billy the Kid, whose life has diverged from the former's after years of camaraderie.

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 08/07/2011

Young Guns was my favorite western about Billy The Kid.Now its my 2nd favorite.Im not an expert on Billy The Kid or Pat Garrett but from what I read this movie was more accurate & closer to the story & is most definitely worth watching once or adding to your collection if your a serious western fan

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TheWolf - wrote on 08/20/2007

The story of two men, once friends, that can't be and wouldn't be heroes. This movie is an amazing, albeit depressing, way to see the downfall of the American Western way of life.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 11/08/2016

Former comrades Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid find themselves on opposite sides of the law when Garrett takes the job of a lawman serving the interests of a cartel of corrupt cattle barons. Sam Peckinpah's eulogy to the old west is a rather more laid back affair than much of his work. It is still liberally peppered with gun play and the celluloid may as well be steeped in testosterone; the female "characters" - such as they are - exist only to bare their breasts, service the menfolk and/or be slapped around. However, the story also has sense of melancholia as these ageing men of action see out their final days, increasingly irrelevant in a world they no longer recognise. The soundtrack also seems almost as important as the action onscreen, providing an atmosphere of nostalgic Americana …

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