The Hi-Lo Country
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Cowboys live again in this 20th century Western about two World War II veterans living on the lush, open New Mexico countryside. Based on the classic American novel by Max Evans about those struggling to continue living the Old West lifestyle in the early Cold War days, the film stars Woody Harrelson and Billy Crudup as two lifelong friends who fall for the same woman. Returning from war is Peter (Crudup), a cattleman who just wants a simple life on the farm, and Big Boy Matson (Harrelson), a big-drinking hellraiser always looking for a fight. Enter married Mona (Patricia Arquette), who turns… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Everything is in place for a mythic drama, except the players, who don't begin to fill the boots of the archetypes they're meant to be."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"High quality, beautifully shot!"
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Strong and heart-felt performances by Billy Crudup and Woody Harrelson make Hi-Lo Country an immensely appealing drama."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A large, brawling, lusty film which boasts nothing short of mythic resonance!"
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"An outstanding performance by Woody Harrelson!"
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"For a film about grand passions, there is no fire to this film."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A nostalgia trip in more ways than one, successfully recalling the days when meaty westerns were a frequent part of the movies' bill of fare."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"Interesting and often entertaining!"
‑ Jim Judy, Screen It!
"An ultimately overwrought project!"
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman,
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Let this tumbleweed roll on by!"
‑ , E! Online
"Rambling and stunningly photographed!"
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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