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The return of American icon, Clint Eastwood to the big screen is a worthy one for spectators to watch.

While it is worthy to watch, the question is will the audience flock to the theaters to view the film or wait for the release on HBO Max…

If you’re a true Clint Eastwood fan, you should definitely head to the theater to immerse yourself into the film.

Clint Eastwood produced and starred in the new film, Cry Macho, based on the novel by N. Richard Nash which is set in Mexico for the majority of the film. The 91-years-young icon portrays a man who has been lost in life for many years, not giving a damn of just about anything after the loss of his wife and son. He get presented with a deal he’s forced to do in order to pay a ‘so-called friend’ back after he paid his mortgage and didn’t leave him on the street after his tragic loss. The deal is to bring this friend’s long lost son (Eduardo Minett) back from Mexico who is enduring abuse at the hands of his mother and living on the street.

Clint Eastwood’s character, Mike does find the young boy who has had a rough life living on the street to avoid the abuse his rich mother threatens him with. Along their way back to Texas, the two encounter numerous life-threatening obstacles all because the child has basically become a pawn to both parents that each of them want to use to manipulate on another over money.

Perhaps the most shocking twist in the film is we see Mike being desired by two Latina women and as a true cowboy gentleman he turns them down. He does become smitten with one of the women but must leave her to complete his mission. It’s a bit gut-wrenching to see a man who has been alone for so long and avoiding life to turn away an opportunity to happiness.

You walk in to Cry Macho expecting the typical Clint Eastwood film and while you do get that, you also get a spin of romance which is not usual for this iconic cowboy. It’s nice to see such an unexpected plot twist. While there is some altercations throughout the film, there’s not a whole lot of action which sets the same monotone vibe for the entire film.

The film opens in theaters on September 17th and will then be available on HBO Max 31 days after being released in theaters.

Rating: PG-13 (Thematic Elements|Language)
Genre: Drama, Western, Mystery & thriller
Director: Clint Eastwood
Producer: Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy, Tim Moore, Jessica Meier
Writer: Nick Schenk, N. Richard Nash
Release Date (Theaters): Sep 17, 2021 wide
Runtime: 1h 44m