A 90-something man climbing on horses?!? Come on! I know the act of watching a film asks one to suspend a little belief but even in the movies, there are limits. A man that age should have trouble getting out of bed never mind climbing on a horse and riding it. The craziness continues with him beating up a man who looks to be at least five decades younger than him. Then the grossest part is when a 40-something woman falls for him. Enough!
Even if we move beyond all these improbabilities there are other problems here. First is the fact that nothing really happens here. You wait…and wait…and even show a little more patience and wait some more. But you are not rewarded. The film is really slow. Then you hold out hope that the ending will grant you some kind of payoff. Again nope. Clint Eastwood has had a career which many an actor would give their right hand for but this is not one of them.
Based on the novel by the same name, the film took a long time to make. About three decades, that is. There is a sweetness to it which, on the plus side, makes it a film which is appropriate for all members of the family over the age of 12. Mostly because those any younger will really find it too slow. But there is no nudity or off coloured language so nothing to cover eyes or ears over.
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