Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5
USA, 1994. Twentieth Century Fox, The Ruddy Morgan Organization. Story by Albert S. Ruddy, Charles Finch, Gray Frederickson, Screenplay by Ken Friedman, Yolande Turner. Cinematography by Ralph D. Bode. Produced by Charles Finch, Bruce Meade, Andre Morgan, Albert S. Ruddy. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Guy Barnes. Costume Design by Susie DeSanto. Film Editing by Jane Kurson.
Silly western does everything possible to ruin the fun that the four strong women leads are obviously having. Drew Barrymore, Andie MacDowell, Mary Stuart Masterson and Madeleine Stowe are four ladies in the wild, wild west who are on the run from the law when one of them kills a popular citizen of their poke-hole town. We know it was in self-defence, but the rest of the town immediately considers them outlaws. Great performances from all, but the airheaded script and Jonathan Kaplan’s unmotivated direction are a let down.