Tuesday, 10 November 2015
ALL THE PRETTY HORSES 
It tells the tale of a Texas cowboy, working in Mexico, that falls in love with a rancher's daughter which leads him into all sorts of trouble.
Billy Bob demonstrates some good ol' fashioned Western film-making with this lushly photographed piece where quite often the imagery tells the story more than the dialogue. Sadly, his vision was gutted when the studio demanded a good 40% of the film be cut due to length. A lot is lost, particularly the emotional punch the novel carried, but somehow it manages to tread water with some strong performances and interesting situations.
3 cowboys out of 5