The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Reviews
An interesting western, directed by the great John Huston. Starts off as a revenge movie, though it is soon obvious that Huston is making more of a comedy than a drama. Some of the scenes that follow are incredibly funny, often in a dark sort of way.
However, as the movie develops it starts to take the guise of a social drama, exploring how power corrupts. This, however, is a very short-lived theme.
After a point it takes on a sentimental tone and ends with a rush of action.
So pretty much every movie genre covered, in less than two hours...
This unevenness is quite disconcerting, and unfulfilling. Rather than get a complete moral, we have pieces of many.
However, the movie does not lack in entertainment. The first half is great and the ending is very emotional.
Not perfect, but it will do.