“ for me,it was too slow .
“ Alvin Sargent's screenplay, adapted from Madison Jones' book "An Exile", is literate and engrossing, and the obtrusiveness of that stilted opening (as well as Cash's songs, pushed too far out in front) can easily be forgiven.
“ When he felt trapped and bored his whole life, morality made him even more depressed, once an exciting thing suddenly appeared in front of his eyes, of course he'd throw every bit of his high morality out of the window and went for it.
“ All set against stunning locations and a brilliant Johnny Cash score, there is no fool like an old fool.
“ There are what seem to be pointless and endless shots of the rural south to the songs of Johnny Cash, which serve as "fillers" for the directionless narrative.
“ The subject of small town boredom and emotional unrest; Gregory Peck portrays the sheriff in a small rural Tennessee town.
“What made me remember so vividly of this movie was the poverty where the bore-to-death Sheriff patrolled day in and day out.
“ One viewer said this movie was too slow, the slow paces were just in sync with the livelihood in most throw-back, run-down, poor small towns in those states, and that dreary condition never changed or improved even at the present time.
“ There's good support from Estelle Parsons and Ralph Meeker, but the boring (and probably bored) Peck deflates everything, leaving a film of missed opportunities.
“ this is just my own personal opinion,but i found this movie very slow.