Cry Macho (2022) Review

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Dwight Yoakham, Eduardo Minett

Synopsis: Eastwood stars as Mike Milo, a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1979, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. Forced to take the backroads on their way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman finds unexpected connections and his own sense of redemption.

Review: Clint Eastwood makes a triumphant return with Cry Macho (2022).

If there’s one thing Eastwood has never done, it’s make a bad movie. Even at 91 years old, he is still an icon. He has blown shit up and taken out countless goons over his six decades in cinema but now, with respect for his endless expertise, we sit the hell down and let him tell a damn good story.

Listen, if you’re looking for endless action from a 91-year-old, just move along.

Eastwood directs Cry Macho and takes the lead role, showing that he can still carry a performance and keep audiences hooked. He tells an emotive story and directs an amazing movie. His quote “you can’t cure old” seems like a reflection on his own life and career.

Cry Macho is a slow-burn movie that takes you on a journey with the characters, Eastwoods ‘Mike Milo’ and Eduardo Minnett’s ‘Rafa’. The relationship between them grows throughout the movie with Rafa learning life lessons from Milo. Rafa doesn’t come from a loving home and Mike becomes somewhat of a surrogate for him.

“Look where you’re going, and go where you’re looking,” is a line used by Mike Milo that will, I’m sure, be a legendary quote that viewers will relate to and reflect on.

Eastwood delivers a creative performance and directs another solid entry in his astounding filmography. Eastwood continues to wow audiences with this emotional journey between Milo and Rafa. Cry Macho is a must-see for any lovers of Eastwood and want to see another side to him after his long action-filled career.