Engaging portrayal of the James brothers. As the story progressed, I became more and more involved with Jesse and Frank.
Fred Olen Ray placed some good writing into his film.
Note near the beginning where Deputy Burdett gives the reasons the James brothers, and the people who lived there in general, were hostile to the Federals. One of the best scenes, and again, good writing, was when Mary`s husband tries to swap her to Frank for his horse (!).
I liked Patrick Gorman in Gettysburg, and in Gods and Generals. He was great as John Bell Hood and is equally good here.
I enjoyed the display of various revolvers, and it is nice to see more than just the usual 1873 Colt Peacemaker-- All the firearms seemed accurate, if the film took place after 1872--- there were a few Peacemakers and I enjoyed the variety: Schofield Smith and Wesson .45; 1860 Colt Army Conversion (Allan?); Remington .44 model 1858.
Weakest scene was the surgery scene! No way that bullet could have come out that easily!