Hell On The Border (2019)
Directed By: Wes Miller
Starring: David Gyasi, Ron Perlman & Frank Grillo
Synopsis: This epic, action-packed Western tells the incredible true story of Bass Reeves (David Gyasi), the first black marshal in the Wild West. Having escaped from slavery after the Civil War, he arrives in Arkansas seeking a job with the law. To prove himself, he must hunt down a deadly outlaw (Frank Grillo) with the help of a grizzled journeyman (Ron Perlman). As he chases the criminal deeper into the Cherokee Nation, Reeves must not only dodge bullets, but severe discrimination in hopes of earning his star—and cement his place as a cowboy legend.
Review: MAN! I wanted so bad too like this movie, but I couldn’t. The story of Bass Reeves should have been with a big budget on the big screen! His story is legendary and one that I think is forgotten amongst people. Unfortunately this movie has all the right intentions but it all falls flat.
David Gyasi didnt look to confident in the role of Bass Reeves, the first major shootout where we see how quick Bass was meant to be with his firearm was laughable. It was clear there was no training at all throughout the production. Which in turn hindered such a promising story and pissed on what is a legendary tale from the old west. Ron Perlman stars as Bass Reeves sidekick, they have somewhat of good chemistry that makes you want to hold on and see the movie through. At 1hr 49mins the movie is way too long and drawn out in most parts. Frank Grillo has limited screen time and he does what he can with a character that is otherwise quite boring.
Overall I would say skip this. While all the heart is there, it just stops beating.