Cry Macho (2021)

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Starring Clint Eastwood, Eduardo Minett

First of all, it is amazing how Clint Eastwood still makes so many films. I think his films are not for everyone, but as a director it is undeniable he has made great films like Mystic River, The Unforgiven, and other great films.

In Cry Macho, Clint plays Mike Milo, a former rodeo star who got injured and his life was never the same. He gets fired and then that same boss asks him to go to Mexico and bring his son back because he was being abused by his mother.

The film had a similar feeling to Gran Torino where Clint’s character sort of becomes a mentor to a kid, here the two slowly form a friendship that changes both of them. The film has a good story, but as I said, Clint’s films are not for everyone, it is a bit slow at times. But for me, it is an enjoyable film and rare in a Clint Eastwood film, it has a feel-good story. The film is mostly about the two characters so they had to work for the film to work and I think it did.

The performances were good. I have never been a fan of Clint as an actor, I think here he gives similar performance to other films, but it is effective and it works.

Available on HBO Max, I thought it was a good film. Not a masterpiece or Eastwood best film, but a good film.

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