• Released
  • October 7, 2011
  • R , 1 hr 38 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
Blackthorn Synopsis
The outlaw formerly known as Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard) has a final adventure.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Watching Shepard work his pony down a snaking mountain pass, playing a mandolin and singing the blues, or seeing him sitting, stone-still,...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
In place of a rousing adventure, Blackthorn is a haunting ode.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Blackthorn is less interested in realism than in elegy, and in bringing this American folk hero in line with the Latin American places and...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
With Paul Newman gone, you couldn't ask for a better senior-citizen representation of Butch Cassidy than Shepard. In his best performance...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Blackthorn imagines a scenario for Butch's later years and gives us a different kind of Western - somber, reflective and set in the...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The actor (Shepard) delivers a beautifully understated, world-weary turn that largely makes up for the slow-paced film's longueurs, and...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Director Mateo Gill's autumnal movie has elements of other late-era Westerns in its blood, but it isn't easily pigeonholed. There are...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The first-time director is Mateo Gil, known for the screenplays of "Open Your Eyes," "The Sea Inside" and "Agora." Ironic, that the film's...
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Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Blackthorn's last-man-standing circumstances, far from a cautionary tale about the cost of the gunslinger life, are glorified as the height...
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Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
Blackthorn feels less like a proper sequel to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," which it purports to be, than a coattail rider.
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Blackthorn review

By Derrick Deane
Once you get past the fact that Paul Newman isn't reprising Butch Cassidy here, there's an admirable performance from Sam Shepard here. The landscape cinematography is nice to look at though much of...

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By analystken
I am not a huge fan of westerns but this movie was interesting and had good ups and downs...

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Rated R | For violence and language