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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 24, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 49 Ratings

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  • Starring: Todd Allen, Thomas Haden Church, Chris Mulkey
  • Summary: AMC's first original miniseries is a western helmed by veteran film and television director Walter Hill.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. This elegant, shaggy dog of a 19th-century western takes us on a painfully human journey across the old West.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    91
    If it weren't for the commercials and basic-cable cutaways from some violence, you'd swear you were watching a classic Western. [23 Jun 2006, p.66]
  3. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    90
    This four-hour gem is exquisite from start to finish, rife with the texture of its place and time, rich with human understanding expressed in everyday articulation and small gestures.
  4. 75
    A richly entertaining winner, a saga that both stirs the emotions and whips up vivid outbursts of satisfying, varmint-vanquishing action.
  5. 75
    "Broken Trail" is a Western in the old-fashioned vein - one that keeps the action moving, but along an even, and sometimes verrry slow trail.
  6. 75
    These joined stories never forge into one strong plot, but there's always Duvall. [3 Jul 2006, p.35]
  7. 60
    We've seen all these characters countless times before in movie and TV westerns, but the actors give them distinction here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. BernhardW
    Jan 20, 2008
    10
    wonderfull epic film adventure.. Story great, pictures wonderfull, and people so much to love. thats the stuff keeping sole up. regards bernd
  2. JoeM
    Jun 28, 2006
    10
    Finally!! A show I will watch! Great movie.
  3. dennisb
    Jun 26, 2006
    10
    Good to see a movie with a story-line for a change.
  4. GizelleD
    Aug 6, 2006
    10
    A wonderful story that pulls at heart strings, with just the right rhythm to keep you wanting more. Job well done!
  5. BillM
    Jun 26, 2006
    9
    Church and Duvall were great. The scenary was spectacular. A few dead end characters that never developed or added to the story but all in Church and Duvall were great. The scenary was spectacular. A few dead end characters that never developed or added to the story but all in all a really good story and film. I'd recomend it to any Western fan. Expand
  6. PeggyB
    Jul 21, 2006
    9
    I loved this movie!!! Hope you will show it again soon. Robert Duvall is ALWAYS GREAT!!! Thomas Haden Church is very good - what a voice. All I loved this movie!!! Hope you will show it again soon. Robert Duvall is ALWAYS GREAT!!! Thomas Haden Church is very good - what a voice. All supporting cast was excellent!! Thanks for a nice program. Expand
  7. jentrd
    Jun 26, 2006
    2
    could this move any slower

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