movie review

THE MISSOURI BREAKS (1976)

THE MISSOURI BREAKS (1976)

Director: Arthur Penn

Staring: Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid

Amazon Prime

Great transfer (shit fucking movie)

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I can’t believe I made it through this film.  There were so many times I just wanted to turn it off, but for some reason I felt obligated to finish it (Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde).  This was painfully agonizing to watch and when it was over I felt like it was a complete waste of two hours.  I mean I love Westerns, and I thought this was going to be a classic.  The attempt at humor or slapstick comedy was terrible and doesn’t hold up (It probably was never funny).  The music was almost enough on its own for me to kill my TV.   I seriously thought that at some point either Jack Nicholson, or Marlon Brando might suddenly save things, but obviously neither of them ever did.  The only great acting in this film was done by Harry Dean Stanton (Repo Man).  Marlon Brando’s character was super annoying and from the moment he appeared on the screen I wanted to see him die.  Unfortunately that took two hours to happen.  

I mean Christ… throw a dog a bone or something…at least give me some nudity or some sick violence. 

I’m not even going to get into the plot here.  Nobody should waste their time on this over-rated garbage.  (NW)

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Nate Wilson: NW  Devon Cahill: DC  Heath Row: HR  Matt Average: MA

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