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An easy, enjoyable journey on the 'Road to Paloma'

An easy, enjoyable journey on the 'Road to Paloma'

Though there's nothing terribly profound or unique about actor Jason Momoa's feature writing-directing debut, "Road to Paloma," it does prove an effective throwback to the loose-limbed, my-way-or-the-highway road movies of the "Easy Rider" era.

This simmering little film finds Momoa (from the 2011 "Conan the Barbarian" reboot and "Game of Thrones") putting his beefy charisma to solid use as Robert Wolf, a Native American on the run after killing the man who raped and murdered his mother.

Wolf crosses America's stark Southwest by motorcycle, winding his way through a series of encounters — some random, others purposeful — as the...

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