Last Man Standing

"I can't say it all went exactly the way I'd planned, but I was right about one thing: they were all better off dead." - Smith

release year: 1996
genre: action
viewing setting: home Bluray 12/31/19 and 3/7/17 and home DVD, 2/7/10 and 3/15/07 and 3/31/01

synopsis: A drifter who's good with his twin automatic pistols comes to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere and gets involved in a war between two local gangs.

impressions: This is basic shoot-em-up stuff: the main guy just goes around refusing to be pushed or messed with, while profiting from both sides in the conflict. It's a simple plot (and one that's been done many times in the movies) but it moves along and should appeal to action fans, or fans of Walter Hill's directing style.

acting: Bruce Willis does what he does best: play slightly imperfect anti-heroes. Christopher Walken is good as an odd but ruthless bad guy. David Patrick Kelly is one of the gang leaders. Bruce Dern is the sheriff who just stays out of it all.

final word: Basic, entertaining violent shooting movie.

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