Frank Griffin, an outlaw terrorizing the 1880s American West, hunts down Roy Goode, his partner turned enemy. Roy hides out at a ranch as Frank’s chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico – a town mysteriously made up entirely of women.
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Horrifying, what pretends (and could easily have been) to be an all-women strong story is quite directly overtaken by the stereotypical men who save the day narrative (after making it worst first, of course).
it's good not great, something you continue to watch/binge because it's "good enough". Jeff Daniels is pretty excellent playing the bad guy though. there are plenty of sweeping, well composed shots to compensate for some bad writing and the occasional corny, should have been edited out scene.
Despite the lengthy episodes, its pacing was off, and it needed at least a couple more episodes to develop the characters. The writing wasn't great, but the actors did their best with the material, especially Merritt Wever, Jeff Daniels, and good ol' Scoot.
The final shootout was fucking fantastic though.
Suffers somewhat from the issues that usually come with stretching a film out to eight hours, but this is a very well made traditional western with shots Ford would be happy to see and performances worthy of the camera work. Consumately entertaining.