When mysterious Russian gunslinger Ivan Turchin (Nevsky) rides into a small Texas town, he runs afoul of a bloodthirsty outlaw gang known as The Hellhounds. Outmanned and outgunned, the town must put their trust in Turchin to protect them from annihilation at the hands of the bandits. The gunslinger finds allies in the form of Marshal Austin Carter (Gruner) and Sheriff Vernon Kelly (Cornet), and together the three must make a desperate stand against impossible and violent odds.
Alexander Nevsky has a real hit on his hands its by far his best on screen performance to date with Director Joe Cornet bringing a more reassured and measured performance that really does suit the character of Ivan Turchin. What always helps with any western is a great villain and we get that with the ever so dependable scenery chewing Matthias Hues who brings the wicked Crawley to life as his gang descend upon the once quiet town.
We also have Olivier Gruner as the Marshal tasked with brining Crawly to justice and yes we even get a few kicks through, hell its a western but I'll take it any ass kickery, any day of the week. Cast rounded out by Natalie Denise Sperl as Nora and the screen loves her as she adds some glamour to the dusty dessert town and Joe Cornet himself plays the sheriff of this small town.
This is a great little western that does exactly what you want from a cowboy tale as it tells a story and doesn't hold back on the shootout with blood splattered cowboys taken down by Alexander's Ivan, with some nice camera work and slow mo as required to ramp up the tension before the final showdown.
If you love westerns then you'll enjoy this entry, with a promise in the end credits that Alexander will be back as Ivan in Taken from Rio Bravo, we cant wait and stay tuned to the end to find out about the real life Iavn Turchaninov.