LONE JUSTICE, starring Daniel Baldwin as a small-town sheriff in 1870s Texas, is rich in both period and character detail, but unnecessarily sprawling in its scope.
Twelve-year-old Ned Blessing (Sean Baca) is traveling with his father, Anthony Blessing (Chris Cooper), through the American Southwest. One day, they run afoul of a rancorous bandit king named Brute Half-Tongue (Miguel Sandoval), who shoots Anthony for sport and leaves him for dead. Ned finds
himself the prisoner of Brute's bandit army; a wily healer named Crecencio (Luis Avalos) takes him on as assistant cook. To save the boy from Brute's wrath, Crecencio gives Ned some gypsum weed, which slows his ...