The Highwaymen

THE LEGENDS WHO TOOK DOWN BONNIE AND CLYDE.

We all know the story of how Bonnie and Clyde met, went on a crime spree and were finally killed in an ambush in 1934; Arthur Penn’s 1967 movie contributed to the romantic allure of the tale. This one follows two of the men who hunted the infamous couple, sympathetically played by the two stars as a bit over-the-hill but smarter than Hoover’s cocky younger agents. No trace of romance here; a fitfully interesting story that suffers from a bloated running time and lackluster treatment.

2019-U.S. 132 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by John Lee Hancock. Cast: Kevin Costner (Frank Hamer), Woody Harrelson (Maney Gault), Kathy Bates (Miriam ”Ma” Ferguson), John Carroll Lynch, Thomas Mann, Kim Dickens… William Sadler.

Trivia: Co-executive produced by Costner and Harrelson. Years earlier, the project was reportedly considered for Robert Redford and Paul Newman. At one point, Liam Neeson was allegedly also considered.

 

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