An adequate, if simplified sequel to the superior film The Warrant from 2020, Breaker’s Law allows McDonough to have a bit more fun in the role and flex a bit in the acting department, as he gets to share the screen with some solid character actors.
A tough-as-nails marshal goes up against a ruthless killer and his gang in an abandoned town where a stash of gold is hidden.
A cutthroat gang, led by Dead Eye (Dermot Mulroney looking pretty scruffy) has Marshal John Breaker (Neal McDonough) on their trail, and lucky for him he has backup in his deputy (Gregory Cruz), his sister (Amy Hargreaves), and his father as well, played by Bruce Boxleitner. When Breaker catches up to Dead Eye and his crew, they get cornered in an abandoned town where the gang was to meet to try to find some stashed gold somewhere in town. Turns out Dead Eye has a twin brother named Yule Bronson (also Mulroney), who’s an even bigger hard case and lethal challenge to Breaker and his crew, who have no choice but to hunker down and get comfy when Yule comes into the picture. Shootouts, fistfights, and close calls with death are all part of the bargain when Breaker’s law gets its foothold on the moment.
An adequate, if simplified sequel to the superior film The Warrant from 2020, Breaker’s Law allows McDonough to have a bit more fun in the role and flex a bit in the acting department, as he gets to share the screen with some solid character actors. Mulroney is solid in a dual role (one of the brother’s is a screw-up, while the other is a killing machine), and it’s fun watching him sort of riff and refine his slightly different character from Young Guns a bit. What this movie needed was some extras; most of the time there’s only the lead characters and the evil gang on screen, and no one else. It looks like a movie, through and through, and the sun baked western town it was shot on appears to be exactly that: A movie set. The script here by Shea Sizemore (County / Line) is okay, while director Brent Christy doesn’t really add much flare to the action or drama.
The DVD for The Warrant: Breaker’s Law comes with a photo gallery, and a first look feature. Affordably priced to own.