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Never Grow Old

By Rich Phippen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violent Western has few positive messages and some language.

Movie R 2019 100 minutes
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While this doesn't offer anything particularly new to the Western genre, director Ivan Kavanagh does an excellent job of depicting frontier life. Far from romantic, Kavanagh shows the hardship suffered by the early settlers in 1840s America. The cast are all very convincing, particularly Cusack, whose villain is remarkably intimidating. Never Grow Old isn't quite as clever as perhaps it thinks it is, with only one theme being hammered home for the entire duration -- should Patrick continue to profit from the death of others at the hands of an outlaw? The answer being pretty obvious very early on, and Patrick taking an age to do anything about it makes him increasingly unsympathetic.

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