During the first half-hour, I wasn't quite into "The Missouri Breaks." It was sporadically interesting, but I honestly didn't care about what was being discussed during most of the scenes. Maybe, it's just me. That's kind of sad because this film has such great players such as Jack Nicholson, Harry Dean Stanton, and Randy Quaid. Plus, there's beautiful cinematography and a relatively minimal score by an early career John Williams.
Fortunately, Marlon Brando rides into the frame. From…