The Ballad of Lefty Brown

Aging sidekick Lefty Brown has ridden with Eddie Johnson his entire life. But when a rustler kills Eddie, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow and must confront the ugly realities of frontier justice.


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  • ★★★½ review by Tyler Jacob on Letterboxd

    Hell of a character piece assembled here, an endearing and melancholic examination of what it means to be a sidekick boasting spectacular work from Bill Pullman and 35mm cinematography to die for. The whodunnit gets a bit convoluted and the villain is such an afterthought, but as a vehicle for Pullman's underrated talent and exploration of a classic facet of the American western, you can't do much better.

  • ★★★½ review by Nick Rudow on Letterboxd

    A solid western the likes of John Ford would've made in the 50's. A bit too old-fashioned for my tastes and the pace drags at times but Bill Pullman gives an excellent performance as the title character.

  • ★★★½ review by fergiedeVil on Letterboxd

    Sxsw film #8

  • ★★★½ review by TEuyang on Letterboxd

    Last two thirds are drastically better than first 25. Lewis Pullman is hot.

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