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The Outlaw Josey Wales
...an army of one.
After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?
- Josey Wales
'An Army of One' as the poster proclaims, all roads seem to point towards this man Josey Wales caught in the midst of trying to avenge his wife and son. The Civil War is the backdrop for this story, one that begins in turmoil in some sort of nightmare that Josey's never likely to leave behind; and before the title credits even begin Eastwood's established this as a tense and incredibly atmospheric revisionist western. After being quite impressed by White Hunter Black Heart I realised that I had sadly seen very few of Eastwood's directorial efforts. The Outlaw Josey Wales is one of his earlier ones and it's…
Unforgiven is generally regarded as director Clint Eastwood's Western masterpiece. Rightly scooping a host of awards, it reinvigorated a genre that had saw little in the way of commercial or critic success in the previous couple of decades. For me though Eastwood's finest directorial achievement in the genre was back in 1976, and the troubled shoot that delivered one of the greatest Westerns of all time, The Outlaw Josey Wales.
A revisionist Western that sees a family man drawn into a revenge plot after the murder of his wife and children, there's more to this film that just a tale of retribution. Eastwood's Josey Wales joins The Confederacy following Captain Terrill's Redlegs (Pro-Union) attack on his farm. He becomes a…
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A good post Civil War Western directed and starring Clint Eastwood with epic showdowns, interesting fun characters, Clint violently killing all the bad guys, It follows a difference path from most revenge films. Its nicely shot, the shoot outs were magnificent, the film had good humor and the character Chief Dan George was fantastic. Clint's character Josey Wales story from farmer to outlaw was underdeveloped. the plot does gets repetitive. The end scene is epic. Good action adventure that's worth the ride.
Josey Wales sure likes to spit tobacco juice on people and creatures.
Deeply flawed in some ways, perhaps as a reflection of Eastwood's own uncertainty over subverting his screen persona, but still ultimately a very beautiful film. Probably Eastwood's most overtly Ford-inspired work; the film constantly nods towards Stagecoach & The Searchers, this is a film about transformation, about reconciling ones self with the cruelty of the universe.
"Seems like we can't trust the white man," says Josey early on in the film. This line signifies both his complete disassociation with the "civilized world," and the beginning of the birth of a new family. One of the most beautiful scenes in Eastwood is the moment where this group of outcasts at last finds the ranch house they've been looking for, bathed in the…
The Outlaw Josey Wales directed and starring Clint Eastwood.
A film that starts out Eastwood as Josey Wales is a loner not wanting to surrender to the union army shortly after the Civil War and after his family has been killed by Union on the family farm.
Josey soon turns to revenge and takes out a platoon of the army with their own Gatling gun.
Josey meets Lone Watie soon after and after some troubles befriends him and become partners in a sense, in riding around as a wanted fugitive they meet up with some folks traveling through to find settlement in Texas and trouble once again finds them.
The Outlaw Josey Wales is another crowning achievement from the great Clint Eastwood
Classic movie. If you like westerns, good acting, interesting characters, or any clint eastwood movie, I would definitely recommend.
Muuuuum, Josey's spitting on the dog again.
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A clever directorial turn by Eastwood who was still finding his footing behind the camera. Though not the most nuanced and accomplished of westerns, it does have striking moments and plays on the tropes with poise.
A fantastic epic anti-war film posing as a violent revenge tale.
Pretty decent Western that, I'm guessing, was a major influence on both Jarmusch (eerily proficient gunslinger on slow road towards Death, plus Native American companion) and Tarantino (who doesn't do "plot" so much as a series of tense encounters, which is a pretty good description of this film's arc). That's really the only point of interest for me; what starts out as a parade of revisionist-Western grotesqueries, by the end turns into a lovey-dovey celebration of family and community. Which isn't a bad thing, necessarily, it's just that there's no real transition between the dog-eat-dog world first half and the Utopian urge of the second; it's just one, then t'other, a world of rape and quick, easy death, until it…
Clint's directorial debut (if I'm not mistaken). And what a debut it is.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
One of the best Westerns ever made and my favorite Clint Eastwood movie, ever. It starts as a humble farmer, Wales, is attacked and wounded by a renegade Union Army outfit, and his wife and son are killed. From that moment on, Wales vows vengeance on "Red Legs," the group of soldiers who get their name from a red sash wrapped around their legs. But the end of the war and the Confederates' defeat makes it difficult for Wales to get his revenge. When his troup of Rebels are promised fair treatment if they surrender, they are slaughtered by the Union Army. Josey, who with a young Rebel named Jamie (Sam Bottoms), have refused to surrender and are hunted down…
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