Rewatched Aug 28, 2012
Building up to one of the best shootouts ever put on film, this movie is a rough-edged cowboy type picture. A bunch of guys who used to be great are now getting older and the era of cowboy train-robbers and bankrobbers is coming to an end. It's all they really know how to do. Naturally, they have to pull just one more job. This is the story of that one more job pulled by those last chancers that history is already leaving behind.
At times funny and sad with plenty of excitement, this is a good one to add to your Have-Seen list.
Some people consider this Peckinpah's masterpiece. For me, it doesn't have the immediacy of The Getaway or the emotional intensity of Straw Dogs, but it's well worth the watch.
Another great film by a truly great director.