Hero Rod Cameron kills Sheriff Sam Borden (George Cleveland) at point-blank range and in front of several witnesses in the opening of this Republic Pictures Western, released in the company's patented Trucolor system. The "killing," however, is merely a ruse set up to allow army agent Johnny Drum (Cameron) to infiltrate a gang of highway robbers. The gang is led by Whit Lacey (Forrest Tucker), and although Johnny is determined to bring Whit and his men to justice, he cannot help befriending the charming rascal. It all comes to a head when the Sioux attack the local fort and both Johnny and Whit prove that they at least have something in common -- bravery and loyalty. Ilona Massey, as Cameron's love interest, performs "Walking Down Broadway," by William H. Lingard and Charles E. Pratt, and "I'll Sing a Love Song," with lyrics by Jack Elliott and Aaron Gonzales.
Christopher R (au) wrote: Great documentary on the exploitation of innocence and adolescence. Opportunistic parents selling their children into slave mills that are only concerned with the superficiality of life or caring parents truly wanting to help their children? Professional model agencies or predators? Are you a professional or predator when you acquire an adolescent of legal age but she must look much younger than her actual legal age to gain employment? If neither then what are you? You watch and be the judge. The calculated, cold and cavalier attitude of these real individuals made me wish this was fiction, but it is far from it. Gripping, disturbing and contemplative.
Thomas (us) wrote: Compared to Nils Gaup's Veiviseren (1987), this movie - supposed to be the next big thing to come out of Norway - falls short in my eyes. Even though the two really aren't comparable (that was just my expectation). But truly worth the watch!
Stuart K (kr) wrote: Directed by David Caffrey (Divorcing Jack (1998)), this is an unbelievable true story of what happened to musician Gram Parsons after he'd died. It's a story so unbelievable and shocking, you can't believe this really happened, but it did. It caused an outrage with the press and public at the time, but the fact the makers have turned into a black comedy may sound disrespectful, but the fact is this approach actually works. Gram Parsons (Gabriel Macht) dies in a motel room in Joshua Tree, California aged only 26 after overdosing on morphine and alcohol, his manager Phil Kaufman (Johnny Knoxville) is distraught, but Parsons' ex-girlfriend Barbara (Christina Applegate) reveals a paper that contained Parsons' wishes on how he would want to be cremated in the Joshua Tree National Park, the body is in Los Angeles, so Kaufman calls upon the help of hippy Larry Oster-burg (Michael Shannon), to go and steal the body, and take it to where Parsons wished to be cremated. Only thing is, Kaufman hasn't told Oster-burg what they're doing, and the seriousness of this. While some of this does seem a bit too contrived to be true, it's a very enjoyable film, and it turns into a bit of a buddy movie along the way, and the film shares DNA with what was to come in Taking Woodstock (2009), a bit of an underrated gem.
Jairo A (ag) wrote: Kincaid gets too little screen time and it goes downhill from there. Also, Nancy is missing and I think this hurt the film (make sense after part 3 though). Overall, the movie is OK it's not bad but it's also not good. And for whatever reason, I just cared less about these characters. VERY AVERAGE, 5/10 OR 2.5/5
Justin A (mx) wrote: I've seen a lot of Fulci films, and I have seen a lot of bad movies, but this is by far one of the stupidest movies I have ever seen.
Kyle M (au) wrote: It deserved better treatment than a silly way of being handled and performed. It also seemed rushed quite a bit with few dullest bits and some violent bits as well. Although, it's a cool superhero film with a good thought-out story and good action; but it's so far the least of the DC Universe Animated Features, and of the Justice League filmography. (B)(Full review coming soon)