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A modern-day classic western,
This review is from: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This is one of the best westerns made during the last 30 years. It's in the same league as "The Wild Bunch," "The Outlaw Josey Wales," "The Shootist," and "Tombstone."
This is the most accurate of the Billy the Kid movies. The only drawback was that the real Kid was only 21 when he was killed, while Kris Kristofferson was in his mid-30s when this movie came out. However, that does not take anything away from his outstanding performance. James Coburn also gives a very good performance as Pat Garrett.
Bob Dylan's soundtrack is outstanding, especially the opening music and The Cantina Theme, played during the scene where Garrett tells Billy that he's the new sheriff.
In all, a very great western.