In 1909, Willie Boy and his love Carlota go on the run after he accidentally shoots her father in a confrontation gone terribly wrong. With President Taft coming to the area, the local sheriff leads two Native American trackers seeking justice for their “murdered” tribal leader.
Uploaded by: FREEMAN February 02, 2023 at 06:11 PM
Beautifully shot Native American true-tale period-drama let down by its sluggish screenplay
Original, low-budget Native American true-tale period-drama "The Last Manhunt" features some stunning Christian Camargo direction, yet is hamstrung by Thomas Pa'a Sibbett's sluggish & oft confused screenplay. In 1909 when Chemehuevi tribe teen Martin Sensmeier accidentally shoots dead Zahn McClarnon (disapproving dad of his gf Mainei Kinimaka) he & she hide out in the Joshua Tree desert as a bickering posse of regular & Native American po-po (inc Carmago, Raoul Max Trujillo, Brandon Oakes & Jason Momoa (in minor support)) hunts them. More sedate & less tense than it coulda / shoulda been it is interesting, but it's ultimately also disappointing.
Reviewed by beoir-436728 / 10
A beautifully made, slow-burn chase movie
I loved this movie! It delves more into the native American's backstory and customs than the Robert Redford version did. It is a beautifully shot movie, showing big expansive desert views, with an excellent soundtrack keeping the mood set throughout the movie. To me, the musical accompaniment is as important to this movie as any character. Everyone does an excellent acting job, and it really makes the unfolding story believable the whole way through.
There are some bad reviews that complain about the lack of action, but this being a more faithful telling of a true story, there were no big, high body-count, gun fights to throw in. It's a simple, true story of two lovers on the run, being pursued by a group of different men who are there for different reasons. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Reviewed by deloudelouvain3 / 10
Momoa stop writing please!
The Last Manhunt, supposedly based on a true story is an extremely boring movie. The slow pace for sure didn't help making it interesting to watch. Jason Momoa wrote the story. Can someone please tell him to stop writing? Because if that's what he's going to write in the future he'd better stop immediately. He's also supposed to act in this monstrosity but his screen time is about two minutes and his lines could be remembered by a five year old. He's just a poster filler trying to attract people in watching this movie. Another poster name was Zahn McClarnon, an actor that plays in every western where they need an indian, dies after five minutes. He's normally a decent actor but here he's just another bait. The only good thing about this movie is the scenery, you get to see desert images and joshua trees, that's about it. All the rest is garbage. Avoid at all costs.