Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Ox-Bow Incident

A particularly modest western but I'd be hard pressed to name a more emotional moving film than this one. It tells its straight forward story in such vivid and engrossing detail, as it realizes so well the mob mentality that can lead men down such a horrible path. Despite its short run time it actually develops its character extremely well from the single minded heads of the lynch part, to the poor men who are accused of murder, to our hero, and even are hero's sidekick are so well realized. It's such a powerful film though as it does not compromise brutally showing the real cost of life when blood lust blinds.

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