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Blackthorn (2011)

Blackthorn

Overview


Genre

Drama, Western

Release Date

October 07, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

98 min.

Studio

Magnolia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Mateo Gil

Producer

Andres Santana, Ibon Cormenzana

Screenwriter

Miguel Barros

Starring

  • Sam Shepard as James Blackthorn aka Butch Cassidy
  • Eduardo Noriega
  • Stephen Rea
  • Magaly Solier
  • Padraic Delaney
  • Dominique McElligott

Story


It's been said (but unsubstantiated) that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In BLACKTHORN, Cassidy (Shepard) survived, and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. Tired of his long exile from the US and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. But when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal (Eduardo Noriega) derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn't experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.

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Sam Shepard stars as Blackthorn/Butch Cassidy in Magnolia Pictures' Blackthorn (2011)
Sam Shepard stars as Blackthorn/Butch Cassidy in Magnolia Pictures' Blackthorn (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..dialogue sometimes wavers and the plot doubles back on itself one too many times..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..it's a film that ultimately has no guts..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
“..this lightness finally overshadows the story's elegiac potential and leaves the toll of Cassidy's exile largely untapped, and even Shepard's magnetism can't lift Blackthorn above the status of cinematic lark..”
by Mark Holcomb [Village Voice]