Reviews for Bite the Bullet
Review - Bite the Bullet
I watched the movie because many scenes were shot along the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, which we'd ridden the day before. I recognized the scene where most of the filming took place—which was kinda funny because the race was supposed to be 700-miles long, but every night, the racers ended up along the same section of track. Most of the movie was taken up by random scenes of various racers riding through random scenes of Western scenery. There was no narrative to these sections and it wasn't always obvious which rider was shown, whether he was ahead or behind, or ... what? Brief moments of drama popped up from time to time. Miss Jones is almost raped. Clayton beats Carbo for killing his horse. The prisoner-escape scene (in which the bad guys rode about three miles and then milled around in confusion until the Roughriders caught up on a motorcycle. Clayton is obsesses about how others treat their animals, but at the end of the movie, he's all but driven his own horse to death. All in all, it was pretty pointless with no characters well-developed enough to care about.
Reviewed by Roger on 2021-09-27 18:26:28