This film is amazing is that it employs four sets of actor brothers to play four sets of real historical brothers in the James/Younger gang. What would be expected to be a hopeless gimmick by a director famous for gimmicks, comes off perfectly. My favorite Jesse James film. Great music, too. If you haven't seen this film, check out the trailer on MUBI.
A solid Western by Walter Hill. Although the film has the unfortunate & dubious sympathy for the Dixie South, The Long Riders is a skilled & accomplished film. It's superbly written, with economy & wit, & it has the novelty of casting four sets of real-life brothers as the gang of the the infamous Jesse James folk tale. It's a fine take on the legend but I do prefer the Brad Pitt one by Andrew Dominik.