matt lynch’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Oh Lord, give me a sign that I am following you and not a man."
Verhoeven's medieval THE WILD BUNCH, only not an elegy for a time of idealized masculinity or old codes of honor but an incredibly skeptical story of superstition & tradition giving way to pragmatism & capital. Money, religion, love, sex, class; spoiler alert: power is power, everyone's full of shit, survival is the only cause. Rutger Hauer's Christ halo FTW.