Old Henry (2021)
Director: Potsy Ponciroli
Screenplay: Potsy Ponciroli
Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze, Gavin Lewis, Trace Adkins, Stephen Dorff, Richard Speight Jr., Max Arciniega, Brad Carter and Kent Shelton.
Tagline: You can’t bury the past.
Henry (Nelson) is a widower raising his teenage son on a remote farm in the west. One day, on the outskirts of his farm, Henry finds Curry (Haze), a badly wounded man with a satchel of cash. Henry brings Curry back to the farm. Curry claims to be a Sheriff on the run from the three robbers who stole the cash. Curry says that when the robbers show up they will claim to be Deputies, but they’re not.
Soon three men ride up. They claim to be officers of the law who have tracked an outlaw to the farm. They demand that Henry turn the outlaw and bag of cash over to them.
Henry has a decision to make. No one is as they seem… including Henry.
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
Old Henry is a complete joy. It’s a throwback western of the best kind. I love the twists in the plot and how our allegiances shift as the movie progresses. The ultimate reveal at the end is unexpected but completely right.
Stephen Dorff is, as always. excellent. Tim Blake Nelson shines as Old Henry.
Old Henry (2021) rates 5 of 5 stars.