STAGECOACH: THE TEXAS JACK STORY REVIEWED
“Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story” is a fairly standard Western. While shot independently, I appreciate whomever is envisioning Trace Adkins as a lead in these kinds of movies. He’s got that gritty Brian Keith feel that you’d find in a lesser McLaglen western. He’s big, surly and honestly feels like a person that would’ve lived in the era. So, when his wife is killed by a vengeful one-eyed bastard, it’s not long before Adkins is back in a life of crime to hurt the man that killed his wife.
Judd Nelson’s Sid Dalton works as an amazing counterpart to Adkins. While looking a little chunky in his old age, it seems to fit the character. Adkins and Nelson aren’t playing reluctant outlaws, but they don’t want to hurt anyone. What these guys want to do is send the villainous Calhoun a message. Unfortunately, this leads to people getting shot and not the clearest of endings. Is it happy? Well, in the way that an older Western would end. I wouldn’t be surprised if this material got turned into an anthology. After it all, it looks pretty good for a Western shot in Canada.
- Not Rated
- 1hr and 30 mins
RELEASE DATE: 11/4/16
- Film Score - 75%75%
The Plot Thus Far
After retiring from his life as an outlaw, Nathaniel Reed (Trace Adkins) has settled down to a quaint family life with his wife Laura Lee. But Reed’s new, honest life is quickly interrupted when his old partner in crime Frank Bell shows up to inform Reed that US Marshal Calhoun is out to kill them over an old grudge and he’s enlisted bounty hunter Bonnie Mudd to help. After a gun battle that supposedly kills his wife, Reed flees to lead Bell and Sid Dalton on a series of stagecoach robberies. The men become the most wanted outlaws in the West as they try to avoid Calhoun and clear Reed’s name.