The Highwaymen

Director: John Lee Hancock
Year Released: 2019
Rating: 2.0

With Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on a killing spree - robbing banks, murdering cops, you know the drill - Governor of Texas Miriam Ferguson (Kathy Bates) asks retired Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) to take them out ... and then he recruits Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson), another ex-Ranger, for assistance.  It seems stuck somewhere between a mood piece and a buddy movie, except it's good at neither, and it's willing to turn "superstars" Bonnie and Clyde into extras from a History Channel special, recording them at a distance for most of the movie (that is, until they get shot up to hell and back ... you know, for show).  The corruption of Ferguson and the brutality of Hamer also get ignored completely (thanks, Washington Post for the reminder) ... and they're portrayed as "the good ones."  For those curious - and yes, I am abruptly turning this into a Yelp review - you can see the Bonnie & Clyde V-8 Ford in Primm, Nevada ... along with Clyde's tattered shirt.  The name of the casino these curios are stored in?  Whiskey Pete's.  Come for the mangled auto, stay for the nickel slots.  America!