In a Texas/Mexico border town, ranch hand
Pete Perkins, played by Tommy Lee Jones, vows to bring his best
friend's killer to justice.
There's lots of black fun comedy in the
last part when he takes his dead friend home to Mexico on horses.
This is Jones' first directing and starring
role in his own major film, and his passion shows in every frame.
Just ignore the rotten title and sit back
and enjoy this well-done clever flashback script. I sure did.
A border patrol agent gets a taste of old-fashion
frontier justice in Tommy Lee Jones' directorial debut, a dark
tale of redemption filled with plenty of ghoulish humor.
It's a film about time, killing time, and,
yes, killing--but it's also about friendship, boredom, and the
things people do just to get along.
All & all a strange odyssey.
Tommy Lee Jones stars as a Texas rancher,
who is seeking a strange and unusual restitution from the border
guard that was responsible for his best friend's death.
The movie involves many things. It's a
present-day Western, a commentary on border politics, a dark
comedy, and a revenge thriller that also mixes loyalty &
honor with some crazy madness.
I liked the ending justice.