Blackthorn

July 1st, 2011







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Plot
In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.6/10 (2,218 voted)

Critic's Score: 61/100

Director: Mateo Gil

Stars: Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea

Storyline
In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.

Cast:
Sam Shepard - James Blackthorn aka Butch Cassidy
Eduardo Noriega - Ing. Eduardo Apodaca
Stephen Rea - Mackinley
Magaly Solier - Yana
Dominique McElligott - Etta Place
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Young James
Padraic Delaney - Sundance Kid
Daniel Aguirre - Ivan
Luis Bredow - Doctor
Fernando Gamarra - Bank Director
Maria Luque - Tavern Keeper
Cristian Mercado - General of the Bolivian Army

Taglines: Sam Shepard is Butch Cassidy



Details

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Release Date: 1 July 2011

Filming Locations: La Paz, Bolivia

Opening Weekend: $15,254 (USA) (9 October 2011) (7 Screens)

Gross: $199,652 (USA) (29 January 2012)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA:

Quotes:
James Blackthorn aka Butch Cassidy: There are only two significant events in a man's life: when you leave home and when you go back. Everything else is just the middle.



User Review

Western cinematography is not dead...

Rating: 9/10

Westerns are all about cinematography, and Blackthorn is no exception.

Wide, sweeping vistas are the order of the day -- but this time, they're something new: South America, and in particular, Bolivia. This tale of an aging-exiled American outlaw and his attempts to return home may seem a bit straightforward and tame, but in the end it's not and you'll be glad to have spend the hour and forty-five minutes partaking in this latest great example of the genre.

The directing isn't too bad either and the actors generally deliver their lines well, although a few are a bit over-read.

For a modern western that's not an adolescent fantasy and has a great deal of heart, it gets 9/10.









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