Larger than life
- Quigley Down Under review by RL
This is a lot more than a Western. For a start it's set in the scenic arid Australian outback, where the hero is a stranger to the entire continent. Then it's not just pistol slinging, as he does most of his shooting tactically with a sniper rifle, to great effect. It's actually very charmingly lighthearted, with a little reluctant romance & the larger than life personas of legendary actors like Alan Rickman. It's tough & gritty, with heart-warming humour to suit all. Rickman camps it up as the sarcastic, 'gentlemanly' baddie. Selleck plays the cool, self assured, amicable hero. Laura San Giacomo is great as the goofy, madcap heroin. Capped off by the tremendous music score of Basil Poledouris.
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