All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…
Some legends will never be forgotten. Some wrongs can never be forgiven.
William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner and a cocky greenhorn, he takes on a corrupt sheriff.
I always find it fascinating whenever a genre film goes out of its way to deconstruct itself. What on the surface may be one thing turns out to be another one entirely, and leaves a feeling of deep thought that's hard to get out of your head.
"Unforgiven" is a revenge flick that doesn't really romance the pay off that most probably expected to. It's a hard hitting, deeply depressing, and above anything else, really grim dive into the real horrors of its lead character and what they're forced to do..
A poor man simply trying to break away from the actions caused from him in the past upon others, brought back into reality for a job that could help…
"I ain't like that no more. I ain't the same, Ned. Claudia, she straightened me up, cleared me of drinkin' whiskey and all." - William Munny to Ned
As a punishment for not having seen "Unforgiven" until today, I deserve to be on the receiving end of Little Bill's whip. My body should be displayed outside saying "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN THIS MOVIE!"
"Unforgiven", to keep it nice and short is an absolute masterpiece.The performances are absolutely fantastic and the star power in the film is almost unparalleled. Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackmann and Richard Harris are absolutely amazing in their roles. Eastwood in particular, captures the essence…
A Western that comments on and may exist solely because of the films from its genre that came before it, Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" is an intelligent, gracefully assembled, and well-told piece of work. Built on mythic images and mythic story beats, the film reflects a near-century of Western films while moving the genre in a forward leaning direction. It is, at once, classic, reverent, critical, and progressive.
"Unforgiven" tells the story of the final job of William Munny, a retired gunfighter who has traded violence for domestic peace. He is pressed into service one last time when a brothel is brutalized, and Munny's skills are needed to punish the abusers.
The narrative is a layered tapestry of interesting characters and…
Defying the entire mythology of the Old Wild West, Unforgiven is unlike any western before or after it for this tale completely strips bare the very culture & legacy that has built itself around the west and, in simple words, marks the end of a bygone era in cinema. And who better than Clint Eastwood to hammer down the final nail on this spent genre's coffin.
Unforgiven tells the story of William Munny; a once merciless assassin in the glorifying days of the Wild West who now has retired to a peaceful life with his children. But when a young bloke shows up with an offer to join him for a bounty of $1000, Munny ties up his laces for one…
Perhaps the best argument for Clint Eastwood as a savvier, craftier and more complicated filmmaker than the one many consider him to be. It’s a commentary on movie violence, yes, and a meta riff on much of Eastwood’s own career, but what ultimately elevates the 1992 Best Picture winner is the way it avoids being a diatribe about any of those things and instead ends as a festering challenge.
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As a movie about America, rivals THE GODFATHER as maybe the best ever. Also like the Godfather, it's just damn fun to watch.
America is far too complex a place for any one story to explain it; but the one UNFORGIVEN tells is a revealing one. William Munny - our hero - is a reformed killer. A killer of women and children whose memory is peopled by the ghosts of his undeserving victims. When we meet up with him, he's a widower and a failing pig farmer with two kids to care for. When he's persuaded to dust off his gun, he tells himself it's because the folks he'll hunt down "have it coming" - an act of honorable revenge…
Listen, for a western...this film has more underlined messages than most psychological movies out there. This film is not about killing...thought it is about killers. Time shows the differences within men, some traits are lost and some are gained. In a way, we see an old man without a name here, he remembers his past as the foolishness of men. Being that his foolishness he has to keep up for the rest of his life. There are just things in a man you cannot change.
This film is beautiful, exciting, full of suspense and just a wonderful piece of art.
I found myself wondering whether or not we'd still root for Will Munny as much if we had actually seen him commit the atrocities he has, instead of just hearing about them. I guess that's not so much the point, but it's just a thought I had. Hearing brief glimpses of rumors and legends surrounding our protagonist draws in our interest, sometimes to make us wonder what actually happened and sometimes to make us feel thoroughly correct in assuming that this surely must be an exaggeration. Then, in one brief, incredible scene, the legend is shattered. William Munny is not only as dangerous as people say, but he is far more horrible than these poor fools could have ever imagined.…
The most brutally honest Western I've ever seen, Unforgiven strips the genre of its romanticized traditions in a spectacular way.
It's brilliant. Unsettling, but brilliant.
Reviewed in episode #62 (audio in portuguese):
That's right. I've killed women and children. I've killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I'm here to kill you
Western ™ stories are usually great but the acting is corny and the direction is boring. I wish I understood the hype.
This is a good movie but I'll probably forget about it by the time I wake up in the morning.
gene hackman: i don't deserve this
narrator: he did
Gene Hackman is such a dick.