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The Meanest Man in Texas (2019)

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Based on the bestseller, "The Meanest Man in Texas" is the true story of Clyde Thompson. In 1928, a young Clyde finds himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time and in the wrong company. After shooting two men in self-defense, Clyde is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Just hours before execution by electric chair, the Governor spares him the death penalty, but he is shipped to the Texas Prison Farm to serve hard labor, where he gains the moniker "The Meanest Man in Texas". The story follows Clyde's journey as his personal roller-coaster ride takes him on some life-changing highs and lows, but ultimately leads him to redemption.

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Cast

Mateus Ward
as Clyde Thompson
Jamie McShane
as Captain Colt
Alexandra Bard
as Julia Perryman
Casey Bond
as Marvin Harper
Ben Reed
as Rees Thompson
James Morrison
as Sheriff Kilborn
Michael Monks
as O.B. Ellis
Isabella Acres
as Ruthie Welsey
Richard Riehle
as Mr. Kilpatrick
Anthony Guerino
as Barney Allen
Myrtle Perryman
as Amy Kay Raymond
James Eddie
as Ralph Fults
Adam Cropper
as Reuben Welsey
Ian Stanley
as Everett Melvin
David McCusker
as Joe Williams
Evan Henderson
as Roy Thornton
Justin Zachary
as Clyde Barrow
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Critic Reviews for The Meanest Man in Texas

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Not only are the film's individual parts subpar, but perhaps more concerning is that Ward managed to conceive a faith-based project devoid of conviction - typically, their primary strength.

May 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Violent faith film flounders in telling true salvation tale.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Well-intentioned, inoffensive but inept on almost every level.

May 8, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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