In one of his best performances, Billy Bob
Thornton is incredible as Davy Crockett,
the frontier man-turned-politician who
thought the fighting was all over when he
showed up at a Texas mission looking to
claim some land. Delivering one of the
more human versions of the legendary
figure, Thorntons Crockett is confused, a
bit frightened and tremendously heroic.
Director John Lee Hancock took this
project over after the studio balked at Ron
Howards violent and extremely expensive
intentions, and hes done a fine job.
Jason Patric is noteworthy as James
Bowie, dying of consumption as Santa
Annas army breaks down his door. The
movie takes its time getting to the final
battle, allowing the characters some
depth before the inevitable bloodletting.
Audiences are shunning this one at the
theaters, and they are missing some
good work. Hopefully, it will find some life
after its home-video release, because its