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Buffalo Boys Reviews

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June 30, 2020
Buffalo Boys is never as epic or sweeping as it hopes to be, nor as ruthless or brutal, but it's an entertaining, imminently watchable, if ultimately forgettable action western.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 30, 2019
"Buffalo Boys" has many merits, particularly regarding the action part of the film and the production values, but I felt that it would benefit much if the director knew exactly what he wanted to do
August 14, 2019
'Buffalo Boys' conveys undertones of Asian empowerment that will likely resonate with Asian diaspora.
June 21, 2019
...a super fun and romantic action tale. Gleefully over the top with ultra cool tough guy dialogue and romance, it's undeniably entertaining...
May 26, 2019
Mike Wiluan's Buffalo Boys is a pulpy, Wild West-inspired revenge thriller by way of Javanese commemoration.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
April 9, 2019
Wiluan fully embraces the genre's numerous tropes and uses them to his advantage, subverting expectations when appropriate while still delivering the type of shoot-em-up action that audiences will expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 12, 2019
Funny as it is, the viewer has a hard time deciding if it is cool neo-western or outright camp.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 22, 2019
Preoccupied with pure, unabashed enjoyment, a decision that leads to its chief triumphs. It may not lead to any grand revelation about colonialism, but it certainly is a wild and electrifying journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 17, 2019
It's a wonderfully refreshing take on the Western genre thanks to the culturally significant setting and the awesome action sequences, even if other aspects of the film fall short.
January 14, 2019
But the best element, as with Five Fingers, is the use of American cinematic imagery to frame a story that's uniquely non-American.
January 14, 2019
Overall ... Buffalo Boys delivers on its initial promise of a thrilling tweak to familiar tropes.
January 13, 2019
Opposite the film's clear-eyed and deeply angry ruminating on colonialism, the flatness of the narrative emotionally makes this a bizarrely off-kilter viewing experience.
January 11, 2019
Buffalo Boys ends up somewhat awkwardly caught between mainstream glorifications of violence and more restrained cultural norms emphasizing respect and harmony. This inherent creative conflict however remains mostly obscured by the action-oriented plot...
January 11, 2019
Bookended by the more fun elements of genre... the film's middle section simmers with nostalgia and justified anger, building to a climax that, despite falling back on convention, renews traditional Western imagery with a meaning it rarely sees.
January 11, 2019
[Reinout] Bussemaker's work aside, the film as it its most impressive during the action sequences and, thankfully, it doesn't skimp on these.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2019
[A] moderately entertaining, immoderately splattery spaghetti Western...
January 11, 2019
Set in 1860, it's ... a good-looking, erratic, cartoonish, and ultimately rousing ultraviolent Indonesian Western.
January 11, 2019
While Buffalo Boys may not be everything it could have been, it is sometimes good enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 11, 2019
The setting might be more exotic, but the clichés are straight out of Hollywood in this ultraviolent Western revenge saga.
January 11, 2019
Buffalo Boys feels too familiar and too nondescript to stand out as a Western or a cultural variation of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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