Barbarosa (1982)

Barbarosa is a western starring the unlikely screen team of Willie Nelson and Gary Busey. Nelson is an outlaw, Busey his country-bumpkin buddy. They decide to ride together, since both are on the run from separate family feuds. Directed by… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 19, 1982
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Emanuel Levy

Schepisi's Western is an underestimated film, boasting strong performances from Willie Nelson and Gary Busey

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Adam Lippe

Schepisi doesn't have time to show off; Despite the opportunity for some beautiful widescreen vistas, he doesn't use them as a crutch or a cheap conduit for a scene transition without a proper segue. [Well, other than Busey's unbelievably toothy grin.]

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Barbarosa comes along just when we thought Westerns were extinct: this gritty mongrel saga ought to satisfy all sagebrush devotees.

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