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Movie Review – Deadwood: The Movie (2019)

Deadwood: The Movie. 2019.

Directed by Daniel Minahan.

Starring Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens, Brad Dourif, Anna Gunn, John Hawkes, Leon Rippy, William Sanderson, Robin Weigert, Brent Sexton, Sean Bridgers and Gerald McRaney.

Synopsis:

The Deadwood film follows the indelible characters of the series, who are reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.

Ending an acclaimed TV show is tough in even the most fortuitous of circumstances, as evidenced by Game of Thrones‘ divisive recent series-capper. But because sky-high (and arguably unrealistic) fan expectations weren’t enough for HBO’s belated, two-hour Deadwood wrap-up, this “series finale” of sorts faced a heap of additional creative and personal roadblocks.

The issues are

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