First Cow

First Cow ★★★★

Men create friendship. First Cow is the story of what men can create. It is a more realistic western, depicting life on the frontier as rough but also one of opportunity. The production design lends an authentic feel that makes First Cow seem right on the edge of the known world. It shows the quiet, constant hardships of life, but how the spirit to survive passes through all of us. The world of business in the 1820s was very different, with a cow representing wealth and its products something to show off as a symbol of class status. The world has always been filled with complexities like class and symbolism, but if First Cow shows us anything, it shows that the world is also beautifully simple. The little things matter most, a single cow can dictate an entire future.

2019 Ranked

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