Only now does it occur to me... that Sid Haig and David Arquette ought to co-star in a full-fledged buddy comedy.
Their dynamic here––as a couple of bumbling, cutthroat highwaymen––only lasts for a few minutes, but it's thoroughly enjoyable, with Sid doing the irascible old man bit and Arquette dialing up the sort of Steven Weber-pastiche he nailed in Mick Garris' RIDING THE BULLET.
The film itself has some pacing issues and a streak of unlikeability––it's a generally nihilistic thriller, part acid western and part torture porn.
But then again, it's great to see that mustache on screen again. Kurt presumably grew it for THE HATEFUL EIGHT, but sensibly realized that it was far too fantastic a 'stache to confine to only one film.
He also has a great "grumpy old men" relationship with brilliant character actor Richard Jenkins (THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, THE VISITOR, BURN AFTER READING).
There are some notable performances and shenanigans along the way––an extremely restrained Sean Young shows up, possibly wearing the same shoulder pads from BLADE RUNNER:
Matthew Fox chomps on cigars and occasionally contorts his face into the expression known to LOST fans as "Jackface":
and the tribal troglodyte villains seem culled from a MAD MAX movie, but that's okay, too.
BONE TOMAHAWK, ladies and gentlemen.