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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-
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 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
Top Critic
January 10, 2019
This 19th-century genre mashup can be giddy fun, though it's a good deal more mindless than its historical context would have you believe.
January 10, 2019
As expected, good wins over evil and the charismatic and capable brothers ride off into the sunset...but, is that the end of their adventures?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 10, 2019
Buffalo Boys is not without its clumsiness.... But the talent behind it is obvious, from its Indonesian and Singaporean producers down to the character players fighting for women's rights while riding water buffaloes and firing shotguns.
January 10, 2019
Energetic and well-shot with winning performances, producer turned director Mike Wiluan's martial arts western is anything but boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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