Los Angeles Times - 11/25/1999
"...Wonderful, a deeply felt elegy to the passing of the Old West surely made in response to the confusion and bitterness of the Vietnam era....The film is rich in visual textures..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/20/2006
"Peckinpah's most poetic work, providing a languid rhythm for Billy's insouciant fatalism."
Ultimate DVD - 07/01/2006 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]mportant....It's certainly a brutal piece, and not the most comfortable of movies."
An ex-crony of Billy the Kid is forced to attempt the arrest of the infamous outlaw. His challenge results in a deadly confrontation.
The story of western legend Pat Garrett, once was an outlaw but now a lawman... and out to capture his old friend and gunslinger, now nemesis, Billy the Kid.
Film acting debut for singer/composer Bob Dylan.
Director Sam Peckinpah contributed substantial revisions in the screenplay, but received no credit. He also played a small role: Will, the coffin maker.
The character played by Jason Robards, Governor Lew Wallace, was also the writer of the novel "Ben-Hur."