Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Old-fashioned Western features great performances.

R 2008 114 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+
I found like it great that the this western took the shootings how where in those days and not making a 6 shot look a submachine. This is how a dual was kept, simple and simple. The plot was simple to follow. For me this one a western movie to see.
age 14+

"Appa-loser" OR "Sour Appaloosa!" (Your Pick)

I hated this film. IUt weas so ungodly boring that I was about to get on a plane, go to Hollywood, got to the director, and say "What is wrong with you?" Boring, stupid, and there's an unwanted flash of nudity. Pass. You can do so much better.

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