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Blackthorn

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Blackthorn


It's been said (but unsubstantiated) that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In BLACKTHORN, Cassidy survived, and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. Tired of his long exile from the US and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. But when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn't experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.
Related reviews:
10/13/2011
Butch Cassidy, alive and well, in Bolivia? In Mateo Gil's beautiful, melancholy south-of-the-equator western, the bicycle-riding rascal of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - played, of course, by one Paul Newman - gets to live another day. » Read more
10/13/2011
Gary Thompson: "Blackthorn" takes the buddy movie outlaw mythology and glamour of the Newman-Redford classic "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and guts it like a fish. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B+
10/13/2011
The gringo Butch remains legendary, despite or because of his death; yet in his old age even he begins to see that times have changed. » Read more

10/13/2011
Butch Cassidy, alive and well, in Bolivia? In Mateo Gil's beautiful, melancholy south-of-the-equator western, the bicycle-riding rascal of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - played, of course, by one Paul Newman - gets to live another day. » Read more
10/13/2011
Gary Thompson: "Blackthorn" takes the buddy movie outlaw mythology and glamour of the Newman-Redford classic "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and guts it like a fish. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B+
10/13/2011
The gringo Butch remains legendary, despite or because of his death; yet in his old age even he begins to see that times have changed. » Read more

10/13/2011
Butch Cassidy, alive and well, in Bolivia? In Mateo Gil's beautiful, melancholy south-of-the-equator western, the bicycle-riding rascal of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - played, of course, by one Paul Newman - gets to live another day. » Read more
10/13/2011
Gary Thompson: "Blackthorn" takes the buddy movie outlaw mythology and glamour of the Newman-Redford classic "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and guts it like a fish. » Read more
City Paper Grade: B+
10/13/2011
The gringo Butch remains legendary, despite or because of his death; yet in his old age even he begins to see that times have changed. » Read more

MPAA rating:
R
for violence and language
Cast:
Sam Shepard; Eduardo Noriega; Padraic Delaney; Stephen Rea; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Directed by:
Mateo Gil
On the web:
 
Blackthorn Official Site
Running time:
01:38
Release date:
2011
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