Drama, action, shootouts, and a gripping storyline are all good Western movies have and what “Cry Macho” is all about. lack.
Directed by Clint Eastwood, this Warner Bros flick centers on Mike Milo (Clint Eastwood), a former rodeo star and failed horse breeder, who takes a job taking out his ex-boss’s son Rafo (Eduardo Minett) , Texas after her mother abuse in Mexico.
Their journey is not as easy as they expected. Rafo’s mother Leta (Fernanda Urrejola) asks the police to hunt them down all over Mexico, so that they can save her allegedly kidnapped son.
Mike and Rafo bond as they overcome obstacles and gain a better understanding of each other on their journey to America. The plot of “Cry Macho” is very simple and flat. In the first five minutes, I experienced the main action of the film. I was surprised because I thought there would be a dramatic backstory behind the plot of the film, but there really was no drama involved.
This general feeling of drama without real drama occurred throughout the film. I could tell when a dramatic event was happening in the movie, however, I could never feel the drama in any of those moments.
I’ve never been on the edge of my seat or on the verge of tears during “Cry Macho“ because the emotions just weren’t there. It was certainly one of the aspects that Clint Eastwood failed to execute in the film.
Equivalent to the film’s so-called dramatic scenes, the action in “Cry Macho” was incredibly lacking.
When I learned that “Cry Macho” was a western, I thought of cowboys, horses, shootings and the fear of getting caught. This is not the case for “Cry macho.
First, there really wasn’t a lot of action in the movie. Even though Mike and Rafo were being chased, the feeling of being chased was not there. It was like the movie was so focused on Mike and Rafo bonding and then was like, “Oh, yeah. They’re supposed to be struggling to escape the cops right now.
Second, when there was action it was over before you were even ready to experience it. When a potential fight scene was about to happen, Eastwood’s character would punch a guy in the face, and then the whole fight scene would be over in two seconds.
It was disappointing and almost unrealistic given the age of Eastwood’s character and his ability to strike.
Despite my disappointment, my favorite parts of the movie by far were the music and the character of Clint Eastwood.
The music made “Cry Macho” a more immersive experience. I love the music because it makes the film more peaceful and enjoyable while also embodying the atmosphere of Mexico.
Although most of the characters are quite flat in “Cry Macho,“ I love Clint Eastwood’s character, Mike.
Mike is that blunt old man who really doesn’t care much, and I think he really embodies the Clint Eastwood we know today. His direct comments and actions almost make me laugh because he is so confident in his old age. Mike was truly the comedic relief in “Cry Macho”.
Overall, “Cry Macho” was not what I expected at all. What I expected to be an exciting trip that would make your heart beat turned out to be a bit of a crappy road trip. It wasn’t necessarily bad, but it wasn’t the big movie we needed.
If you are a Clint Eastwood or Western fan then this movie is definitely a bummer. If you want a quiet movie for the background noise, surprisingly, you might like this movie.
While this movie was nothing like I expected, I still wouldn’t consider it a bad move. I would give this movie a 3 out of 5 rating.
“macho cry “ It might have been a Clint Eastwood movie, but it didn’t live up to the expectations of a good western or a Clint Eastwood movie.