A tidbit for the brain pan (and a potential Trivial Pursuit question): Did you know that Tommy Lee Jones and former VP Al Gore were dorm mates in college? It’s true. And now for the review:
Tommy Lee Jones quietly and fiercely directs this fantastic Western about friendship, betrayal and the strength of a man’s word. And Barry Pepper is in top form as Mike, who comes with Pete (Jones) to fulfill a vow made to a friend. The film bears a weight that comes through the screen, and director Jones brings the no nonsense style that has come to defining his acting presence. The result is a staggering and stoic piece of filmic art, as well as a wonderfully indispensable addition to the grand Western canon.