Reviews Of What Is In Theaters Now
CRY MACHO - Review
Release Date: September 17, 2021
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eduardo Minett, Dwight Yoakam, Natalia Traven
Plot: An old horse trainer goes to Mexico to bring the son of his old boss to the United States
Clint Says: Wait for the digital release
Clint Eastwood is a legend. He's been in close to 70 films, he's directed more than 40, and he's even composed the music for several films. When he directs his films always come in on time and under budget. He is easily one of the best when it comes to Hollywood.
That said, maybe it is time for this legendary cowboy to ride off into the sunset. (Although I'm not going to be the one to tell him. He'd probably beat the snot out of me.)
Just like the character Eastwood plays in this film, the movie itself feels like it is an old, has been. Yes, it still has poignant and compelling moments, but it feels like it would have been in it's prime 35 years ago. It's not that this film is out of step with the current culture, in fact it feels more in line with current culture than several of Eastwood's last films. It just feels like a script from 1985 was found in an old, dusty box and they made the movie as is.
Eastwood and his female counterpart are great on screen together. The same can be said for most of the scenes with Eastwood and Eduardo Minett (Rafo). Although there are a couple of scenes where Minett's acting leaves a lot to be desired. However, the thing that drags the whole movie down is Dwight Yoakam. He is terrible. He couldn't act his way out of a wet paper bag. I have no idea why he was allowed to have so many lines.
Overall, this isn't a bad movie. It's fine for what it is. It never feels slow, but it doesn't ever feel like there is more danger than an 80 year old man couldn't handle. it just feels old and tired.
If you are a fan of Clint Eastwood films you'll probably like this one as well. If old Westerns aren't your thing this is one you should avoid.