Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tom Horn Review

Tom Horn

With Steve McQueen

Former army scout, Tom Horn, is hired to hunt down cattle rustlers but ends up on trial for murder.

The film is based on actual events and I think the fact that Tom Horn was a real historical figure makes this movie more interesting then I would have found it otherwise. It is a slow paced western and is not action packed but it is a good story and well written. It probably won’t be a totally unfamiliar story but knowing that it really happened makes it more compelling. And the simple, sometimes almost flat, way that things are presented here, without a lot of dramatics and fanfare, make the characters more believable and easier to imagine having actually existed because it does not play out like a legend or tall tale. Not your average cowboys and Indians western, instead it is an interesting look at real men in the west.

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