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Buffalo Boys Reviews

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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.
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
January 10, 2019
An anachronistic hodgepodge of genres, tropes, and bad filmmaking techniques, Buffalo Boys doesn't just squander its opportunities, it napalms them into oblivion.
Full Review | Original Score: F
December 24, 2018
An exotic Eastern-Western that's quite a slog in between the cool fight scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 10, 2019
The fights are leaden... and the character development is constrained by dumb dialogue, such meager tending-to of an Asian action flick's primary draw is nigh unforgivable.
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
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...
January 14, 2019
Overall ... Buffalo Boys delivers on its initial promise of a thrilling tweak to familiar tropes.
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 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 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 10, 2019
The result of this concoction is a rousing action picture, sometimes misguided, even offensive, but never dull.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
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
December 27, 2018
The last third is a superb rollercoaster of expertly shot and choreographed shootouts, fistfights, and open warfare.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 31, 2018
On a sheer popcorn-entertainment level, the film is great fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 9, 2019
Buffalo Boys looks forward, bringing elements from another time and from veteran genres into 2019, treating those elements with respect, right down to the muddled gender politics that accompany its genre politics.
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-
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