Cry Macho

Drama | English and Spanish with English subtitles | 104 minutes

Info

Former Texan rodeo star, Mike Milo, is washed-up due to a severe back injury and old age. His former boss, Howard Polk, offers Mike a job:  head for Mexico to rescue his 13-year-old son Rafo from his alcoholic and abusive mother, Leta, and bring Rafo back to Texas. Mike finds Rafo. However,  when his mother learns of Mike’s intentions, she threatens to inform the local police that Mike is a kidnapper.  While dodging pursuing police and Leta’s henchman, Mike and Rafo find refuge in a cafe run by the warm-hearted Marta. Mike and Marta are attracted to each other but Mike is determined to bring Rafo to Texas. On their way to the border, Mike tells Rafo about living right and having a love for horses. They make it to the Texas border and Rafo unites with his father. At this time Mike thinks about staying in Mexico  and pursuing a relationship with Marta.   

Cast
Clint Eastwood (Mike Milo) / Natalia Traven (Marta) / Eduardo Minett (Rafo) / Dwight Yoakam (Howard Polk) / Fernanda Urrejola (Leta)
Why Stream This Film?
 Do not let the low Rotten Tomatoes score deter you. Cry Macho is a wonderfully moving story about a washed-up rodeo star finding redemption in teaching a young boy what it means to be a good man.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 59%
  • Metacritic Score: 59
Accolades
  • Too early for any awards but Clint Eastwood will surely get nominated for either Best Director or Best Actor or both.

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Mr.Eastwood’s character, like others he’s played, argues in favor of kindness and probity over physical force. It’s a slow-release dose of sincere feelings.
Joe Morgenstern

The Wall Street Journal

CRY MACHO is something different – a deep cut for the die-hards, a hangout movie with nothing much to prove and just enough to say…If Clint Eastwood’s driving, my advice is to get in and enjoy the ride.
A.O. Scott

The New York Times

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