This movie was horrible. I felt like I was watching a bunch of peopleplaying dress up. Plus the fighting, shooting, blowing up of things,was laughable. The "acting" was like students at a community collegewere at their first week of training. Horrible horrible "acting" oneveryones part. The main "actors" had so many cloths on, it made mesweat to look at them. So much cloth, the horses were about half seenmost of the time. I hated this turkey. Speaking of which, the ending ofthe movie summed up for me how I felt about it. Laughable ending, butright on target so to speak.It was one of those movies I watched hopingit would get better, but it never did. This movie deserves -10 lemons.User: saifur rahman
from the title i assumed that it would be another typical western film.well i was not sure whether it can deliver a good story or a good movieas a whole. but as the story progresses the landscape and the locationtakes me away. i say screenplay is good but the location is awesome.heads off to the actors cause its the fluent acting that made this filma nice thing to watch. dean cain rocks man! he is the jewel of thefilm. its a gr8 script with two lead characters completely opposite ofeach other. both are excellent man in different ways, with a goodheart.the widow allison is a perfect mix of beauty and love. this filmalthough having a simple story gives the audience some nice moments toremember. it could have been better but in its own way its a good movieand i liked it.User: rainbow4142000
Hi, not everyone will appreciate this movie, it is after all, aHallmark movie and shouldn't have a lot of gore and stuff in it. theplot was well done and the scenery beautiful....the two protagonistshave a good 'go' at each other during the movie they are at oppositeends of the good guy/bad guy roles reminded me a little bit of theGambler movie and the lady in the movie was added as window dressingbut i think she did a good job......hopefully we will see her in moreroles on TV ....and the acting was OK too, GO DEAN, keep doing somegood stuff for the rest of your fans!!!! PS personally i think havingto have a minimum of 10 lines to be able to post a comment isridiculous, come on IMDb, give us a break, thanks!!!S and D T from OhioUser: edwagreen
You just know that when the 2 guys meet, despite the animosity betweenthem, they shall ultimately become friends especially when there is athreat by Emperor Maximillian's army and other renegades towards them.
A well dressed drifter roams into town and gets land thanks to a win ina card game. He is the gambler.
The guy loves a widow, but her husband has been dead for three yearsnow and our guy hesitates in proposing, instead offering all kinds ofexcuses not to wed her. After all, Jim, her deceased husband, was hisfriend. Apparently, the girl has been waiting 3 years for our guy toask so we can imagine the marriage she had with Jim.
In Mel Brooks' film of 1974, "Blazing Saddles," a line was stated thatnever in the history of motion pictures has the cavalry ever been toolate. While this is true here, the ending is quite silly and ifanything, detracts from the movie itself.
The star of the movie really is Dean Cain. Maybe it's because hischaracter is the outsider(in more ways than one) and therefore we paymore attention. Maybe it's just because he looks like he's having aball playing Shea McCall, a child who learned to shoot growing up inthe carnival circuit and whose father used to shoot plates off hishead. I think it's an equal mix character and actor: it's hard to notpay total attention to Dean/Shea when he comes on screen. Actually, allthe actors involved looked like they were having fun with this movie. Iliked that even the minor characters weren't treated as simple windowdressing. They all had a voice, a POV, and we cared about them becausethey care about their boss, played by James Tupper, who takes animmediate dislike to Cain's character. It's a fun movie, nothing groundbreaking or too original, and the ending is predictable. But it's thegetting there that makes for two hours of escapist fun. I really likedthe chemistry between Tupper and Cain, and wouldn't mind a sequel(ortwo) at all.User: Chuck Miller
Dean Cain surprised me. The star of Lois & Clark is almostunrecognizable here, but that's fine as he fit right in with theproceedings. The comedy is subtle, but there's a lot of it! AlisonHossack is a new actress to me, and she nailed her role of theneighboring ranch owner who has a crush on the Gunslinger, played byJames Tupper.
The invading protagonists could have been handled a bit better, but Ican somewhat overlook that because the story was not really about them.The budget was apparent in some of the explosions.
The scenery was great, the sets and props excellent, and a pesky rainwas noticed in about half of the picture. The star of this movie wasthe witty script and dialog between the stars!
I was well entertained! 9 out of 10.