Show, don't tell

I'm not a huge fan of the western genre, but there certainly are good entries in the field, films like True Grit and El Dorado, films that can stand on their own merits.

Gunfight at Comanche Creek has a good premise, dealing with undercover agents investigating a bounty scam. From there, things just go downhill. Maybe, I'm missing some subtleties here specific to westerns, but this film simply is bad filmmaking. There's an entirely too intrusive narrator, which basically signals a poorly developed script. So many details here could have been portrayed in the acting. And many of the possible moments not covered in the narration simply don't exist. We've been robbed of being able to experience the story.

Was this review helpful to you?

Full profile for Gunfight at Comanche Creek

Latest Articles
login to submit an article
A Film Review
2006-03-10 06:51:39... CheriLacy

The Lazy Moviewatcher's Top... Something of 2004
Despite being busy watching all of 2003's movies at home, this reviewer did actually hit the theater a few times this year
2004-12-30 22:39:13... andrew

2003 Awards Tracker
So many awards, so much recognition - it's amazing how these people don't develop an ego
2004-01-29 21:45:11... andrew

How to set up a cheap home theatre
Constant upgrades and a host of revolving standards make the home theatre market hard to decide when to jump in.
2003-05-27 17:52:42... mastadonfarm

Popular Reviews
submit a review here

Latest Reviews
submit a review here