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Cast: Gabriel Byrne (Hereditary, The Usual Suspects), Thomas Jane (The Expanse, “Hung,” Boogie Nights), Isaiah Mustafa (It Chapter Two, “Shadowhunters”), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect franchise, “True Blood”), Aimee Garcia (“Woke,” “Lucifer,” “Dexter”), Emma Kenney (“The Conners,” “Shameless”), Zach McGowan (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Black Sails”) with Nat Wolff (The Fault In Our Stars, “The Stand”), and Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, Mr. Holland’s Opus)

Director: Richard Gray

Genre: Western

Year: 2022

Rating: NR

In MURDER AT YELLOWSTONE CITY, the once peaceful and booming Yellowstone City has fallen on hard times, but when a local prospector strikes gold, things seem to be turning around. Any hope is soon shattered when the prospector is found dead and the Sheriff quickly arrests a mysterious newcomer. But nothing is so simple in this sleepy western town, and more than a few of the locals have secrets to keep and reasons to kill. As the brutal murders continue, pitting neighbor against neighbor, Yellowstone City goes down a bloody path to a final showdown that not all will survive.

A former slave arrives in Yellowstone City, Montana, a desolate former boomtown now on the decline, looking for a place to call home. On that same day, a local prospector discovers gold - and is murdered.

'Murder at Yellowstone City' isn't a great film by any means but it does have some good things going for it which makes it an entertaining watch. I enjoyed the who done it mystery woven with a classic western setting. I also thought the cast did a fine job including, Gabriel Byrne, Thomas Jane, Isaiah Mustafa and Richard Dreyfuss to name a few. The characters could have been developed a bit more but the cast makes up for it with the performances.

Director, Richard Gray did a good job telling the story at a slow, deliberate pace which makes the film quite suspenseful as it leads up to the action-packed finale. As I mentioned before the film isn't great but it is an enjoyable western that may take many of you back to the days when westerns were a very popular and fun thing to watch.

'Murder at Yellowstone City' is available now on DVD and Blu-ray with Special Features that include:

The making of MURDER AT YELLOWSTONE CITY, audio commentary with the filmmakers, and deleted scenes.

Released by RLJE Films

*** 1/2 Out Of *****