|THE COWBOY WAY (director: Gregg Champion; screenwriters: Joe Gayton/Rob Thompson/William D. Wittliff/story by Rob Thompson & William D. Wittliff; cinematographer: Dean Semler; editor: Michael Tronick; music: David Newman/Randy Miller; cast: Kiefer Sutherland (Sonny), Woody Harrelson (Pepper), Cara Bruno (Teresa), Joaquin Martinez (Nacho), Ernie Hudson (Officer Sam Shaw), Tomas Milian (Huerta), Dylan McDermott (Stark), Marg Helgenberger (Margarette); Runtime: 102; MPAA Rating: PG-13; producer: Brian Grazer; VCI (Universal); 1994)|
|"Mildly irritating cowboy tale
about modern-day rodeo riders in Manhattan."
by Dennis Schwartz
irritating cowboy tale about modern-day rodeo riders
in Manhattan. Director Gregg Champion ("Amish
Grace"/"14 Hours"/"Miracle Run") keeps things
derivative, coarse and mediocre. It's based on a story
by Rob Thompson & William D.
Wittliff. The story writers provide
the lazy script. Even the lead performances by the two
popular stars stinks, as they offer improv acting and
knowing winks at the audience throughout. The bonding
between the bickering cowboys is annoying. The action
sequences are flat. The story just sucks.
(Woody Harrelson) and Sonny (Kiefer
Sutherland ) have been riding the New
Mexico rodeo circuit, but go to Manhattan to try and
find their friend Nacho (Joaquin Martinez) who
disappeared while searching for his Cuban daughter
Teresa (Cara Buono). She was kidnapped by an
evil sweatshop owner (Dylan McDermott).
This fish-out-water story, about bumpkin country boys making it in the big city, is even worse than Crocodile' Dundee, the film it ripped off.
REVIEWED ON 1/21/2016 GRADE: C-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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