LES COWBOYS REVIEWED
“Les Cowboys” is a very loose remake of “The Cowboys” by way of “The Searchers”. For those that don’t know late era John Wayne, you won’t be lost here. However, the film’s departures target a Post 9/11 world in a very up-close manner. A French family enjoys participating in American Western festivities and Southern culture. After some time, their daughter grows distant to them and splits for the Middle East. As terrorism is on the rise and culture begins to clash, the father and son head to the Middle East to bring their daughter/sister home.
What follows is an extended period of time never-ending searching for something that might never come back to them. The constant pursuit and longing for information evokes a sense of growth by journey that we don’t see anymore on film. While the end result isn’t completely satisfying, the trip to find some sort of conclusion is important. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend picking this one up. Here’s the kicker. I don’t get why John C. Reilly is that heavily promoted in this film.
He’s not that much of a name draw. Plus, he’s barely in the movie. Strike that one up to marketing.
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 10/11/16
- Video - 91%91%
- Audio - 90%90%
- Supplemental Material - 86%86%
- Film Score - 90%90%
The Plot Thus Far
When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town east of France, Alain and his young son, Kid, head out to find her. The journey takes the men to some far-off and unsettling places in what begins to feel like an endless quest.