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Butcher's Crossing

Directed by Gabe Polsky
Produced by Gabe Polsky, Will Clarke, Molly Conners, Amanda Bowers, and Andy Mayson
Screenplay by Gabe Polsky and Liam Satre-Meloy Based on the novel by John Edward Williams
With: Nicolas Cage, Fred Hechinger, Jeremy Bobb, Paul Raci, Xander Berkeley, and Rachel Keller
Cinematography: David Gallego
Editing: Nick Pezzillo
Music: Leo Birenberg
Runtime: 105 min
Release Date: 26 October 2023
Aspect Ratio: 2.4:1
Color: Color
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Visually elegant, well-acted 1870s western about a wide-eyed Harvard dropout who joins a group of buffalo hunters on a harrowing journey. Nic Cage stars in his ultra-cool-customer mode until he turns into Ahab Without a Cause. Too many gaps in logic to work fully — did these guys bring a wagon full of whiskey on this treacherous trek? — but I love how much it reinforced the sensation of being stuck on an endless camping trip with a bunch of guys you can't stand.