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unusual and touching road movie,
This review is from: A Perfect World  [DVD] (DVD)
Clint Eastwood's Texas Ranger plays second fiddle to Costner's escaped convict in this unusual and touching road movie with a difference.Costner takes a boy hostage whilst evading recapture and develops a father/son relationship with him that's played to perfection.That's basically it but the film is never tedious or overly sentimental. We learn,through Dern's criminologist, that Costner is just a misunderstood guy whose pop never loved him, whilst his mom turned tricks in the brothel that was his home. Eastwood knows all that and won't shoot to kill. There's only a small flicker of the psycho in Costner in one scene, not quite enough to keep us from empathising with him and hoping that he won't get caught.Probably not "mainstream" enough to have wowed the critics but it's still a good film.