The plot just wasn't believable
Way to many inconstancies - along with the ending depending on one scene where crowds character decides to not only let bale live when he could have choked him to death.. but continue to be caught there after just so the guy can impress his son...? Willing to die for this guys insecurity. Sure he can respect the guy for his integrity and proving he's not a coward.. but no person is going to continue to put there life in jeopardy when given the option of just walking out of that situation and just knocking bales character out or another much more believable scenario. This film was a total mix of serious and realistic western, with absurd western verging on comedy. And I'm not sure the latter was intentional.. didn't work for me.