Cry Macho

critic Reviews

, 60% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Cry Macho proves Clint Eastwood remains an economic filmmaker and charismatic screen presence -- albeit one who's an awkward fit for this particular project.
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    Kimber MyersCrooked Marquee
    Cry Macho finds its way ... turning into a fine drama that caters to Eastwood's strengths as an actor, director, and icon.
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    Thelma AdamsAARP Movies for Grownups
    If the film's not Unforgiven, the fact that Eastwood's not stressing too hard and still adventurous is a virtue.
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    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    There's an unexpected benefit to [Eastwood's] frailty, and it makes this leisurely, not especially plausible film worth watching.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    An amiable road picture that never strays from its connect-the-dots predictability. But it does boast the best rooster you'll likely see in any 2021 movie.
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    Mark KennedyAssociated Press
    But the worst dialogue is given to an unfathomable love interest, portrayed by Natalia Traven, playing a feisty widow... It's all pretty awkward. When the couple dance it looks as if she's holding up a frail Eastwood in case he falls.
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    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine
    The film achieves the nourishing simplicity of a fable, and its devotion to the quotidian elements of mythical small-town western life is nearly religious.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    The Western drama Cry Macho is set in 1979, but that doesn't excuse why this monotonous and outdated movie seems like it was written for a moldy TV Western from 1979. It's got corny scenarios galore and a story filled with banal clichés.
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    Julio ColFilm Dienst (Germany)
    The performances are good, the story is good and while not complicated, it keeps your interest.
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    Fausto FernandezFotogramas
    Cry Macho is a celebration of life. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Rosa ParraLatinx Lens
    It progressively gets better with the dynamic between the two leads but overall there's nothing innovative.
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