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The ultimate cowboy - Cry Macho (2021) - Review

A one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder takes a job to bring a man's young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. On their journey, the horseman finds redemption by teaching the boy what it means to be a good man.



This is quite the swan song for the Hollywood Legend Clint Eastwood. A man who has been making movies for longer than I have been alive tells a story of an old-timer rodeo ranch hand in his twilight years embarking on one last ride to pay off old debts. The lonely life of a cowboy shines strong in this story. Eastwood plays his sully best and shows he still has a few moves left. He will always be the tough man of Hollywood that started all the great one-liners and heroes we have admired during his run. This is a fitting farewell to one of Hollywood's true heroes on the screen. The story is simple, and the dialog plain, but Eastwood commands a presence that you just can't seem to turn away from. In his senior years, he is unable to do some of the more physical roles he once did in his youth, but he will always hold a place in my movie lore. If you are a fan of his, you will enjoy seeing him one last time.


Ranking 6.5/10


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