By Ed Hulse
December 23, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

The Desperate Trail

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This Western Bonnie and Clyde (totally lacking the elan of its ostensible inspiration) finds Sam Elliott’s cold-blooded marshal trailing a murderous wife (Linda Fiorentino) and a handsome sharper (Craig Sheffer). A dreary horse opera without heroes, the direct-to-video Desperate Trail tries to camouflage deficiencies in plot and characterization with bursts of gratuitous violence lensed, predictably, in slow-motion. Elliott, growling through his mustache as usual, makes the most of an unappealing role, but Fiorentino seems awfully uncomfortable in this milieu. D+

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