The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy (2011)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, History

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The story of how 'Hell's Gate' at Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas came to have its name. Relive the story of how three outlaws' expeditions and encounters through historical 1870s Texas were remembered for a lifetime.

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  • August Edwards (Alejandro) and Will Edwards (Balfour) in "The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy".
  • Suzanne Wienert (Producer), Farah White, Summer Glau, Michael Taber, Ryan Lee, Corey Knipe and Tanner Beard (Director). Dallas International Film Festival for "Legend of Hell's Gate" premier.
  • Tanner Beard at the "Almería Western Film Festival" in Tabernas, Spain.
  • Katherine Prescott (Dewan) in "The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy".
  • Director Tanner Beard watches playback with Director of Photography Nathanael Vorce and Actor Lou Taylor Pucci.
  • Russell Cummings, Lou Pucci, Ken Luckey and Robert Buckley at the premier of "Legend of Hell's Gate" at the Dallas International Film Festival - April 1, 2011

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16 September 2012 | kluseba
| A big piece of trash
I lately watched this modern Western with a friend and as a big fan of the genre, I must admit that this flick is one of the worst Westerns I have ever watched and in general one of the worst movies I have seen in quite a while. The only reasons why this movie got two points are some gorgeous landscapes and the good choice of decorations and also costumes for the actors.

The rest is just awful apart of some beautiful actresses that though have only quite short roles. The movie lacks of a coherent story line and randomly follows a couple of poorly written side stories that are not even told until the end. The acting is quite bad and filled with stereotypes concerning the Indians or a strange Russian hunter where one might ask what he is doing in Texas after all. The characters have all no development or depth at all. The dialogues are the most awful thing and make this movie very hard to sit through. The characters simply talk a lot without saying anything intelligent.

The movie lacks of suspense and humour and also of action scenes. The film is composed of landscape scenes, endless dialogues and switches from one story line to the other. Sometimes, these switches happen so fast one quickly gets confused with the high number of secondary characters and the weird chronology of the movie while at other moments one stays half an hour with the same characters without anything going on at all. The few action passages are very poor and can be resumed to random shooting scenes where the actors feel very bored and wooden and die without big emotions at all.

There is nothing hellish or legendary about this flick and the note that this movie is based on true events is just a cheap way to attract some more viewers as most of this flick simply is pure fiction built up around a few nebulous facts. The short side story around the possible Abraham Lincoln murderer is the most laughable thing about this flick and it doesn't have anything to do at all with the rest of the movie. This part was only included to make American patriots watch this movie and they will be disappointed quite soon. One doesn't even get to know why the guy killed the president of the United States of America, we only get to see a weird barman played by some sort of cheap Johnny Depp copy getting drunk and feeling sick who then thinks he dies and reveals his killing secret only to wake up in perfect health the next morning and leave the city without any urge and problem after somebody has stolen his possessions. This bit seems to be quite random to you? Yes, it is and so is the entire rest of this big letdown. Just avoid this piece of trash at all costs and don't get fooled by the promising title or partially wrong advertisements.

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Action | Adventure | History | Western

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