Many movies fail every year, even more since the coronavirus pandemic forced a change in the film consumption habits of some viewers. In quite a few cases these are works of no special interest, but from time to time there are great titles that run the risk of falling into oblivion undeservedly. That’s what the arrival of ‘One of us’ to Amazon Prime Video could help prevent in the case of this great western-flavored film.
‘One of us’ It was one of many films that saw its theatrical run severely damaged by the pandemic.. Released in November 2020, this feature film based on the novel of the same name by Larry Watson it barely entered 11 million dollars in theaters around the world when its cost had been 21 million. Almost no one dared to give it a chance in theaters and the Spanish public was no exception, since in our country it only added 42,000 viewers.
Written and directed by Thomas Bezucha, ‘One of us’ is a film that shows several layers throughout its almost two hours of footage. It starts as an intimate drama but always with a touch of suspense flying over there. Then its thriller component progressively takes over everything until it reaches its peak in a vibrant finale that stands as the best of this western disguised as something else.
In addition, ‘One of us’ presents a gallery of well-defined characters from the script and best played by a high-class cast. It is true that they are Kevin Costner and Diane Lane the ones that shine the most, but that slow cooking allows everyone to breathe and occupy the space that the film needs from them so that all the pieces fit into place.
This is something that is also perceived during viewing, since one gets more into what is happening on the screen as the minutes go by and everything becomes clear in a logical and very solvent way. Obviously, It is not a movie for those looking for simple entertainment with which to fill a silly time and perhaps that played against him when it came to taking people to the movies.