Scott has never been as patient as he is with this film. The characters slowly form bonds of love, and in doing so, break long standing oaths of friendship and loyalty. Kevin Costner lobbied for the film to be cut and he had the political power at the time to win that fight but I would suggest hunting down the Director’s Cut of the film which is far superior and Scott’s true vision for what was intended. Nearly 30 minutes were added and it elevates a good story into a great one. It takes care of a lot of the narrative issues present in the original cut. This is a tragic tale that serves up exactly what is promised in the title. It is a visceral third act that is haunting and heartbreaking but it allowed Scott to make a film that is ultimately unique in his career; a slow burn of retribution.
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