"Each frame is a crystalline JAW-DROPPER."
"A CLASSIC OLD-FASHIONED WESTERN, EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS 'BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID'. A beautiful and powerful film. Sam Shepard gives the performance of his career."
"That allure of the Old West is hard to resist. The film reminds just how arresting an actor Shepard can be."
"IT SHOULD TICKLE WESTERN FANS."
"AN ELEGAIC, BEAUTIFULLY SHOT WESTERN. Shepard’s best performance since ‘The Right Stuff’."
"It’s Sam Shepard’s best work since The Right Stuff. He still exudes intellectual mischief and hard-stare sex appeal."
"**** A TERRIFIC, FULL-HEARTED WESTERN, BETTER THAN BUTCH CASSIDY. Sam Shepard crowns his acting carreer."
"AN OUTLAW TALE THAT IS AT ONCE EXCITING AND ELEGIAC, ELEGANT AND EARTHY. Sam Shepard is as good as he’s ever been."
"Sam Shepard delivers a beautifully understated performance."
"Sam Shepard delivers in spades. He effortlessly incarnates the Western loner on the lam, his every gesture bespeaking distances to travel, dangers to circumvent and respites to savor."
"Sam Shepard gives one of his finest performances as the grizzled, reflective outlaw. One of the highlights of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival."
"BEAUTIFUL AND COMPELLING with a masterful lead performance by Sam Shepard."
It's been said that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In BLACKTHORN, Cassidy (Sam Shepard) survived and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. Tired of his long exile from the U.S. and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. But when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal (Eduardo Noriega) derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn’t experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.