When Jamar and Suwo return to their native Java, they do so on a quest for revenge. Years after their father was coldbloodedly killed by Van Trach, a colonial ruler, the brothers come to bring the usurpers of the land to justice.
Mike Wiluan, the producer of Macabre, Headshot and the upcoming The Night Comes for Us turns to the director’s seat for the first time and delivers what he knows best: superbly choreographed action! Wisely, however, Buffalo Boys doesn’t make light of its historical setting by treating viewers to empty spectacle or escapist fantasy. Character-driven from start to finish, Wiluan’s film presents the atrocities of colonial occupation and oppression to confront viewers with historical crimes.
Once the film reaches a high-octane climax that mashes up martial arts combat and western gunfights it hits home because the action has gained a welcome emotional footing and a sense of poignancy. The audience can’t help but root for vigilante justice.