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The Highwaymen (2019)

Director:
John Lee Hancock
COUNTRY
USA

GENRE
Crime/Drama

NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Highwaymen

RUNNING TIME
132 minutes

RELEASED BY
Netflix
Producer:
Casey Silver

Screenwriter:
John Fusco


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING

Frank Hamer

Kevin Costner

Maney Gault

Woody Harrelson
Miriam "Ma" Ferguson Kathy Bates
Lee Simmons John Carroll Lynch
Deputy Ted Hinton Thomas Mann
Deputy Bob Alcorn Dean Denton
Gladys Hamer Kim Dickens
Henry Barrow William Sadler
Ivy Methvin W. Earl Brown
Detective John Quinn David Furr

 

Review

The story about Bonny and Clyde seen from the side of law enforcement, more specifically the two former Texas Rangers Frank Hamer and Maney Gault, played by Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson. The story is fascinating enough, but as with several other recent Netflix distributed films, the production values are uneven, with set decorations and a few supporting characters coming off as anachronistic. The Highwaymen is marred by a slow start and unimpressive narrative drive; writer John Fusco is fond of his storytelling cliches, and director John Lee Hancock hasn't got the inventiveness to refresh them. Luckily, Woody Harrelson comes in and saves the affair. And the film's final ten minutes are well made and makes the ending just as harrowing as you would expect. Thomas Newman contributes a fine musical score.

Copyright 03.03.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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