Texas Rangers (2001)


“When they remember us rangers… let them remember us not as men of vengence… but as men of law… and justice.” – Leander McNelly

Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Jan 2022)

Brief Synopsis – After the Civil War, a group of cowboys are tasked with creating the Texas Rangers in order to help clean up the state of criminals.

My Take on it – Fun idea that just doesn’t work well enough.

Dyaln McDermott is great as the crusty leader of the Rangers and the cast is filled with some great and talented actors to play many of the rookies.

The story here isn’t as powerful as one might hope for and that hurts things a bit.

As westerns go, this film is pretty weak because they never really develop most of the characters and the action scenes come across as being too bland and regular.

The film gives the back story of only a few of the characters and it would have been better had more of them established their history that would have brought them to this kind of work.

This film is far from being historically accurate and the way that it all plays out just isn’t done in a memorable enough fashion which is quite a shame because they had so much more potential here for both the story and the characters.

Loved seeing Robert Patrick and Tom Skerritt in prominent roles here as mentors.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film was in development for many, many years. In its earliest stages, it was planned as a directorial project for Sam Peckinpah. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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