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Cry Macho, Clint Eastwood’s first film since the 2018 The Mule

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Cry Macho, Clint Eastwood’s first film since the 2018 The Mule



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The fabled director/producer stars in the film as Mike Milo, a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1979, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico.

Forced to take the backroads on their way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman finds unexpected connections and his own sense of redemption.

Cry Macho opens September 17, 2021 in the US and on HBO Max on the Ad-Free plan; it will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.
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well we know who wins the oscar this year.
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Really like Clint Eastwood's older Dirty Harry Movies - tough guy with attitude.

Amazing that he directs and acts in his movies !!!
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Amazing he is 91, directs and acts. A legend.
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Judging by reviews, things are not looking good for this one. This is going to crash and burn at the box office, and I wouldn't be surprised if Free Guy (in its 7th weekend) handily beats it, although that might be OK because of HBO Max. However, I don't think it will win many major awards.
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Hate to say it, since he's truly a legend, but his age is really showing in this movie and some parts were just not believable and just cringe.
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night blade wrote: Hate to say it, since he's truly a legend, but his age is really showing in this movie and some parts were just not believable and just cringe.
Dang, tho from the trailer - there is one part that shows him throwing a punch and hitting some young thug.

Right away I thought “c’mon!”

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Definitely have to respect the man for his craft. Heck, even Bruce Lee loved the man enough to follow his formula of going abroad to shoot movies with hopes of being rewarded later. Long live the spaghetti westerns! Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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EugW wrote: Judging by reviews, things are not looking good for this one. This is going to crash and burn at the box office, and I wouldn't be surprised if Free Guy (in its 7th weekend) handily beats it, although that might be OK because of HBO Max. However, I don't think it will win many major awards.
Yup. The Friday numbers just came out, and the pundits today are saying that Free Guy will snatch the second place spot ahead of Cry Macho this weekend. It's a distant second though, at around $5 million or less, with Shang-Chi expected to do over $20 million.

Mr_Fanta wrote: Definitely have to respect the man for his craft. Heck, even Bruce Lee loved the man enough to follow his formula of going abroad to shoot movies with hopes of being rewarded later. Long live the spaghetti westerns! Smiling Face With Sunglasses
One of my favourite movies of all time is a noodle western. :)

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I'll be giving this a watch tonight or tomorrow.

HBOMax is offering their ad-free service for 6 months for $7.49 USD / month instead of $14.99 USD / month to new and returning customers. Offer ends Sep 26.
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ji2o0k wrote: Dang, tho from the trailer - there is one part that shows him throwing a punch and hitting some young thug.

Right away I thought “c’mon!”
I haven't watched the movie, or even the rest of that scene.
I did watch that one punch you reference, and can say I've known men in their 90s that are quite capable of that.
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I watched it today and I am disappointed. Not a bad movie, just disappointed it isn't any better.

"Cry Macho" is OK --- but it feels like "paint by numbers". Eastwood is just following a template. That would be OK if the director / write has a little something new to add. Something new to say. Otherwise, it feels like we already watched the movie.

Also, a few things feel very cheap.... the set for the border crossings between USA-Mexico? All the unknow actors? That can be charming but in this case it feels a bit cheap.


It may be the last movie he directs, his age is just showing. Wikipedia says the budget was $33 million, it looks like a $10 million movie.
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