A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn’s town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico. —Cannes Film Festival
An eighth-generation Texan, actor Tommy Lee Jones attended Harvard University, where he roomed with future U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Though several of his less-knowledgeable fans have tended to dismiss Jones as a roughhewn redneck, the actor was equally at home on the polo fields (he’s a champion player) as the oil fields, where he made his living for many years.
After graduating cum laude from Harvard in 1969, Jones made his stage debut that same year in A Patriot for Me; in 1970, he appeared in his first film, Love Story (listed way, way down the cast list as one of Ryan O’Neal’s fraternity buddies). Interestingly enough, while Jones was at Harvard, he and roommate Gore provided the models for author Erich Segal while he was writing the character of Oliver, the book’s (and film’s) protagonist. After this supporting role, Jones got his first film lead in the obscure Canadian film Eliza’s Horoscope (1975). Following a spell on the daytime soap opera One Life to Live, he gained… read more
A modern meditation that is as much a western as any other. Tommy Lee Jones inhabits the film both in front and behind the camera and the movie is beautifully simple yet complex. A fine piece of minimalist Americana.
Jones' directing really complements his acting, especially when it comes to his sense of humor.
Tommy Lee Jones crafted a great genre picture. Incorporating the sensibilities of modern concerns such as border control and the war in the Middle East the film easily transcends all current media stories and becomes really just a great classic Western.
Los tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada, parece ser a simple vista otra película más de texanos, montados a caballo, con botas, arreando reses, matando wetbacks (algunos texanos… read review