The star of the movie was truly Dwight Yoakam whose character was a frontier Bible preacher, abusive, and alcoholic. Not the best screenplay but artsy, gritty film work (reminded me at times of an episode from the X-Files). I particularly liked the exchange between the lead actress (Lizzy Caplan - who looked, at least early in the film, to be accessorized by The Buckle), and Yoakam (in his prairie church building with no side walls), firing Bible references at each other (not quoting the verse, just the reference). The soundtrack by Ray Wylie Hubbard was superb, especially "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." Kristofferson had only a few scenes, but always a natural, especially in a western. Favorite quote: "I was always a lover, despite the killings." Recommended for its entertainment value.