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‘His aim is unrivalled’
Last Shoot Out is a 2021 American Western film about a newlywed who flees her husband leading to a showdown at a remote outpost.

Directed and produced by Michael Feifer (Desperate Riders; Catch the Bullet; Shooting Star; The Siege at Rykers Station; Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield) from a screenplay written by Lee Martin.

Soon after newlywed Jocelyn (Skylar Witte) learns that her husband Jody (Michael Welch) had her father shot down, she flees from the Callahan ranch in fear. She’s rescued by the gunman Billy Tyson, who safeguards her at a remote outpost as he staves off Jody’s attempts to reclaim his bride…


“The genre cliches almost outnumber the bullets in this uninspired low-budget Western […] threadbare narrative isn’t helped by subpar production values and uneven performances, as the interminable buildup to the titular clash is a predictable ride that’s devoid of tension or thematic complexity.” Cinemalogue

“Directed by the prolific Michael Feifer, Last Shoot Out treads very familiar ground, with its mismatched collection of characters (StagecoachThe Tall T) to its single location (Man of the WestOld Henry), but it still feels listless, as if shrugging, and acknowledging that it failed to come up with anything new. For the first two-thirds, everything is covered by dialogue — frequently repeated — adding to its passive quality.” Combustible Celluloid

Last Shoot Out doesn’t exactly live up to the promise of its title. The shoot-outs are pale imitations of even the lamest B-Westerns of late-era syndicated TV – Guns of Paradise comes to mind. The plot is straight-up formula, the dialogue either cornpone without the polish or tin-eared and anachronistic.” Movie Nation

” …Feifer capably sets up the interactions and revelations — a few of them mildly surprising — that lead to the titular clash at the stagecoach station. There are a tad too many flashbacks, which feel like so much padding, and it must be acknowledged that both Harris and Gigandet look less like hardened gunslingers than male models on some improbably far-flung western-wear fashion shoot.” Variety


“It’s all standard stuff, there’s nothing groundbreaking or game-changing in Last Shoot Out, Feifer’s direction certainly didn’t get any better between films and there’s still not enough action. But having a much better script makes a lot of difference and this time around I was entertained rather than just not bored. It’s worth a watch…” Voices from the Balcony

In the US, Lionsgate will release Last Shoot Out theatrically on select locations and On-Demand on December 3rd, 2021.

Working title:
The Siege at Rykers Station

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