• Spencer Serra

    ★★★ Watched by Spencer Serra 23 Aug, 2016

    "WHAT IF I channeled 'Seven Samurai' ... only instead of Japan, it was set in the Wild West?! And WHAT IF instead of seven samurai ... it was just one man with a gun?! And WHAT IF that one man with a gun ... was actually Jesus?! And WHAT IF Jesus ... was actually me?!"
    - Clint Eastwood

    Not a great movie ... the characters are kind of weak and the plot feels kind of underdeveloped. But it's got some really beautiful vistas, at least.


  • _Lili_

    ★★★★ Watched by _Lili_ 23 Aug, 2016

    Recommended by my sister, brother in law & father despite my well known unfriendliness towards the Western. This being only the 11th I've logged. Let's face it it's Clint Eastwood alone that sold me. His presence, performance and uncanny ability to stay stealthy when jangling! Also unintentionally the 3rd Michael Moriarty film I've watched in a row.


  • Pat Gambardella

    ★★½ Watched by Pat Gambardella 06 Aug, 2016

    Few cool moments but overall too boring. I was beware of the slow pace, the coolness Eastwood always wants to create of himself and his appearance but didn't like the melodramatic between Eastwood the mother and her daughter. Story was nothing new, too. Overall you can say a movie you will forget after few days.


  • mga

    ★★★★ Watched by mga 30 Jul, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm a fan of westerns, so I just got to be a fan of Clint Eastwood. That look in his face speaks more than words. John Wayne, also a big star of this genre, has a cowboy's soul, Clint has the gun fighter's. I respect both, huge on their own way.
    Pale Rider as the movie does not disappoint me. It gives me that feeling Clint nailed it again, this time as a preacher, whatsoever ...
    I don't want to…


  • The Spork Guy

    ★★★½ Watched by The Spork Guy 22 Jul, 2016

    Clint Eastwood being a badass in 3 acts. Pretty standard, but in this case, that's the best was it could've played out. I randomly come across Eastwood Westerns pretty frequently, but this was the first time I'd seen this one. With gun toting preachers being pretty popular in entertainment today, it was clear to figure how much of an impact this might've had on those later works. The ending was terrific, especially with the whole, "dance" scene. So damn classic.…


  • SwabThePoopDeck

    ★★★★★ Added by SwabThePoopDeck

    "There's nothing like a nice piece of hickory."


  • Tom Morton

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tom Morton 24 Jul, 2016 5

    If there were some way to sort my unwatched DVDs by how long they've sat neglected on the shelf, I suspect this one would have been right up there at the top. You see, nobody ever thought to point out to me that it stars Michael! Moriarty! and also that it's one of the most purely FUN Westerns I've ever seen.

    You see, Clint directs himself here as some kind of ultra-sexy supernatural gunslinger-preacher hybrid, who women find irresistible, whether…


  • ArizonaJim

    ★★★★ Added by ArizonaJim

    Pale Rider was the film that made me reconsider my response to Clint Eastwood the film director. Although I had got to like Eastwood the actor and star more over the years, I wasn’t convinced by his talent as director: at their worst I found his films obnoxious. (But his skill as an actor should be emphasized: maybe he has little range and maybe he doesn’t do much, but the very fact that he doesn’t do much means that Eastwood…


  • Paul Gallagher

    ★★★ Watched by Paul Gallagher 13 Jul, 2016

    Clint delivers the goods as performer and director of iconic moments galore, but his character's almost superhuman qualities are a bit silly - and some of the supporting cast are truly rubbish.


  • Riccardo Angelini

    ★★★½ Added by Riccardo Angelini

    "If you wait for a woman to make up her mind, you may have a long wait."


  • Atom

    ★★★ Watched by Atom 19 Jun, 2016

    This movie stigmatizes the hell out of white horses.


  • Cappie

    ★★★★ Watched by Cappie 18 Jun, 2016

    Pale Rider is High Plains Drifter, but like it's star it has aged finely and is relatively free of cynicism. There is only 12 years difference between these films, and yet it is clear that Eastwood's attitudes to these kind of stories has evolved to something more cathartic and thoughtful, rather than the brash aggressiveness of Drifter. Like his views on the Western, Clint embodies his preacher with a wise and worldly attitude, with him unfolding the story through character…