The Cowboy Way (1994)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime


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As they visit New York City, a pair of cowboys have to become unlikely heroes when their friend is kidnapped.

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  • Gregg Champion in The Cowboy Way (1994)
  • Woody Harrelson and Marg Helgenberger in The Cowboy Way (1994)
  • Woody Harrelson in The Cowboy Way (1994)
  • Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland in The Cowboy Way (1994)
  • Woody Harrelson and Marg Helgenberger in The Cowboy Way (1994)
  • Kiefer Sutherland in The Cowboy Way (1994)

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29 January 2018 | Michael_Elliott
The Stars Make It Worthwhile
The Cowboy Way (1994)

*** (out of 4)

Pepper (Woody Harrelson) and Sonny (Kiefer Sutherland) are two buddies who just happen to also be rodeo partners. When a friend of theirs goes missing in New York City, the cowboys head up there and get involved with some crooked sweat shops.

If you're looking for a hard-hitting drama that takes a look at the evil underbelly of New York City then sadly THE COWBOY WAY won't be for you. If you're looking for an intelligent comedy that has smart writing and terrific characters.... again, THE COWYBOY WAY might not be for you. If you're just looking for some mild entertaining that isn't meant to be taken overly serious then THE COWBOY WAY will be for you.

I think the basic fish out of water premise works quite well and especially when you've got two leads who are just so much fun and have a great chemistry together. There's no question that Harrelson and Sutherland make the film worth viewing because they really do get into their cowboy roles and I think their comic timing is right on the mark. The two of them are often put into silly situations but both handle them qutie well and deliver the laughs.

The story itself really isn't all that special since we've seen this type of film countless times before. Originality certainly isn't the strong point but the two leads are fun enough to where they overcome the somewhat tired script. Ernie Hudson offers up nice support as well.

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