Intriguing set-up: gypsy initiation drama plus grifter thriller. The Travellers are an insular gypsy group with Oirish roots and smart suits, who congregate in the backwoods of the Deep South for a spot of traditional dancing before hiving off in their 4x4s to hoodwink local gullibles. Bokky (Paxton) likes selling them stitched-up trailers and water-based 'sealant' for their driveways. Enter Pat O'Hara (Wahlberg) who wants into the Family. He has the blood (and 'the blood don't lie'), but not the breeding - his father was cast out when he married a gentile. Could it be Bokky's turn to fall for one of his victims (Marguilies)? Though competently directed by Clint Eastwood's camerman Jack Green, matters unravel when the film ratchets up the tension and become entirely implausible at the close.
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