Monday, February 25, 2008

Junior Bonner (Sam Peckinpah, 1972)

***
USA



A Sam Peckinpah dramedy(!) about a rodeo drifter catching up with his estranged family in the new existential-crisis-laden West. Considerably less savage than most of Peckinpah's work and - though not necessarily for this reason - less engaging. It doesn't go anywhere you don't see coming in the first twenty minutes, and Peckinpah's earnestness gets the better of him in several sequences.

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