“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Friday, March 17, 2017
Navajo Blues (1996)
How bad is it? Mediocre implausible thriller full of stereotypes. Should you see it? No. It's for Joey Travolta completists only (if there are any).
This film has been seen by few and has been praised by even fewer. It was directed by Joey Travolta (who I hear has a cameo in it, but I didn't spot him) and has Sam Travolta (brother) and Rachel Travolta (daughter or niece) in the cast, but the cast is largely Native American, though not Navajo. A Vegas cop goes into Witness Protection on an Indian reservation to hide from the mafia only to find that a serial killer's on the loose there. Some of the cast are quite good - Irene Bedard has a cult following and is better than the material - but the film is not shot on the reservation and frequently far from it. There are numerous preposterous coincidences. An overturned car explodes for no reason. A cop throws someone through a window for no reason. It would've made a decent 1970's TV show.