Made for tv, if there is a problem with the film, it is the obviously low budget and inexpensive look. Otherwise it is a fairly made Western based on the all time classic novel.
The main draw of this of course is Ed Harris who is just made for Westerns. Despite his fairly ridiculous hair, he makes for an intimidating gunslinger.
His usual chemistry with real life wife Amy Madigan surely doesn't hurt either and she pulls off her usual strong performance as well.
They make the film worth a watch even if everything else around them is mediocre.