Cinema: A Lode of Pap

There is a measurement in physics called absolute zero. It is a point 459 Fahrenheit degrees below zero at which all molecular activity ceases. Nothing moves. Everyone has sat through films that deserved an AZ rating. It is disappointing that Peter Fonda of Easy Rider fame should have produced one. The Hired Hand is pointless, virtually plotless, all but motionless and a lode of pap.

The intent was to make a "realistic" western in which a little sporadic violence would uncoil naturally, like a rattler surprised during a desert snooze. The time is about...

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