Blu-ray Review “Blackthorn”

Director: Mateo Gil
Starring: Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
Run Time: 102 minutes

Our Score: 3 out of 5 stars

What happened to Butch Cassidy when he got old…well if you care this is the movie to watch. Nut if you expect another “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” film you will be sadly disappointed. This film is not it at all. It does not have any charm that the other films have had. This film is slow moving and only saved by a great performance from Sam Shepard. If you are feeling nostalgic and a big fan, you might want to check out but keep expectations low.

Under the name of James Blackthorn, Cassidy sets out of exile from a secluded Bolivian village and heads back into the U.S. with hoping to see his family again before he dies. Once he sets out his plans change when it comes in meeting with another criminal (Eduardo Noriega). He forced to set out to one last adventure.

There special features are decent including a few deleted scenes. There is a brief “Making of Blackthorn”, which is interesting but not very detailed. Not related to “Blackthorn” but the director Mateo Gil has a few short films included as well. Finally there is the typical Magnolia Home Entertainment features, “HDNet: A Look at Blackthorn” and of course trailer.

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