Rated PG-13. AMC South Bay, AMC Boston Common Regal Fenway and suburban theaters as well as HBO Max.
Set in the late 1970s, during the “Escape from Alcatraz Island” starring Clint Eastwood, Eastwood’s 45th director’s performance was a brisk new Western style, based on John Ford’s “Escape from Alcatraz Island.” The theme is “Searcher”. Mike Milo, rodeo star (Eastwood), agrees that he will travel from Texas to Mexico in order to pick up Howard Polk’s 13-year-old son (Dwight Yuccam). We learned that Polk has been helping Mike for many years, especially after Mike’s wife and son were killed in a car accident and Mike took refuge due to alcohol and drugs. Mike was told by Polk’s son Raphael (Eduardo Dominette), that his wealthy mother had abused him. She also had many criminal and rough men in her family.
Mike was told by the boy that he had been cockfighting and stealing cars. The movie’s opening scene featured a Texas racetrack that looked like heaven, and a newspaper photo showing a young Mike riding on horseback. It looked as real on the screen as an old black-and white western. .
Ben Davis (“Three Billboards Outside Ebin Missouri”) shot the film in New Mexico, mostly near Mexico City. Mike found Rafa at the back alley cockfight, perhaps it was a bit too easy. Because he was excited to hear that his American father wanted him to visit, the boy agreed to travel to America with Mike. Rafa wanted to take his cockfighter, an aggressive brown rooster with him. Clint once starred with an orangutan in a movie, which brought back memories of his career. Marta Travin (a beautiful widow) will also be unbelievably a hit with Mike.
Rafa and Mike set out to cross the border. However, they had to travel on small roads and dirt roads as the Federals pursued them. Rafa was followed by two mobs. Eastwood, 91 years old, has played rivals with young actors before, including Kyle in “Honkytonk Man”, 1982. Because the film’s fugitive doesn’t match, Eastwood has a chemical reaction that makes Minette feel close to him. Mike and Rafa spent a few weeks in a small community where Mike taught Rafa how to ride wild horses and how to beat them. Mike is Rafa’s surrogate father. We enjoy it, more than we want to believe.
“Cry Macho,” has a sweet and funny vibe. Strangely, Mike and Rafa were able to sleep in a temple dedicated the Virgin Mary. Marta brought them food each morning, which allowed Mike to see the world. Mike is a caregiver and animal lover who has been with animals for over ten years. Mike discovered that the village would bring their sick animals and livestock to help him. “Who are you?” Dr. Dr. He said it. Mike told Rafa that he couldn’t treat the ‘old’ dog because a woman had brought it to him.
“Cry Macho” might be guilty of demonizing Rafa’s mother who was sexually active, and Clint’s circus may just be a stuntman. Clint’s results, Clint’s, Clint’s. This movie is entertaining and semi-elegant, with a 90-year old American screen legend as the star. This is the first time anyone has done it.
Not surprisingly, “Crying Hunk”, just like Eastwood’s “Unforgivable,” has a few sentences to describe how he is a tough guy who is getting older. It is impossible to cure the last thing.
(“Cry Macho”) contains profanity as well as mature themes.