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 Hellasguy315 on Letterboxd

    An unabashed Western fan I am. Nice entry into the genre and love the decision to shoot on 35mm! Looks wonderful!

  • ★★★½ review by Banjostring on Letterboxd

    A decent modern western with some solid performances and plot that keeps your interest the whole way through. Can we have more modern westerns please? Thanks.

  • ★★★★ review by Waldo on Letterboxd

    Fonda is a lawman soon to hold office as a Senator. His faithful partner is Lefty Brown. He limps, not too bright and always been a follower. Tragedy strikes and he'll be pushed violently towards being a leader. This is Bill Pullman's best performance ever. The action is fierce, the script and direction fresh and Bill is unforgettable.

  • ★★★★ review by TannerVolz on Letterboxd

    Bill Pullman is a goddamn national treasure

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