All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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 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…
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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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…
The ultimate deconstruction of the classic western: stereotypes are thrown off the bridge while dramatic conventions are turned upside down, the nihilism of it all when we try to categorize it in the genre we used to recall so vividly, a forceful, smart and at times melancholic achievement.
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…
"It's a hell of a thing, ain't it, killin' a man."
'Unforgiven' is possibly Clint Eastwood's definitive film as a director and is certainly one of the greatest western films ever made, a genre that Clint so famously thrived in. The film so wonderfully looks at the price killing a man has on the human soul and how you past cannot be simply buried away like the men, women and children William Munny (Eastwood) killed in his younger days.
A film like this benefits from Eastwood's own history in the genre and is a fitting conclusion to his career in film westerns. I feel this film and 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' will always stand as his best directorial efforts and…
Truly one of the finest westerns ever created as a former killer is asked by a young man to kill two men had brutalized a young prostitute as it explores the idea of death and justice as it's Clint Eastwood's finest film as a director.
Very raw and moving, also was very good at blurring the lines between good and bad and right and wrong, with all characters not being clearly one or the other but rather a good mixture of both.
Having recently listened to a favorite podcast revisit and discuss the greatness of what is widely considered Clint Eastwood's magnum opus, I felt inclined to re-watch it myself (and for the first time as an adult).
What I discovered is a magnificent achievement in film that turns the Western genre on its head and blurs morality in such a way that there are simultaneously no heroes or villains and yet everyone is both hero and villain. It's this kind of exploration of morality that excites me as a film fan and even more so when realizing that despite the classic stereotypes of a gunslinger and town sheriff, this Western follows no typical conventions when it comes to the story. The…
Unforgiven is about a group of men in search of a bounty on two cowboys. The film looks great. It is mostly everything a modern western ought to be. One performance is not good. The shoot-outs and stand-offs work very well. Available from Netflix DVD, Unforgiven is essential viewing.
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Beautifully shot, perfectly cast - pretty much a flawless film.
One of all time favourite endings and one of my all time favourite westerns. Slowly developed and perfectly realised, William Munney is fascinating, sympathetic and terrifyingly believable as both hero and villain. Eastwood is at his peak and is well supported Harris, Hackman and Freeman. The Kid is ok.
Beautifully shot and scored, its deliberate pace serves it well and the dialogue is profound and genuinely comical. I will never not be happy to watch this movie.
If this was Eastwoods last western, then he went out with a bang. While Unforgiven can be a little slow at times, it is made up for with terrific story telling and a fantastic climax. I loved watching Eastwood evolve back into the killing machine he used to be as the movie matures throughout. Morgan Freeman kills it as usual and to me the star of the movie was the performance by the great Gene Hackman. Hollywood needs more Eastwood and Hackmans. Pure Big Screen Superstars.
El nombre de Clint Eastwood siempre ha estado muy ligado al western. Fue Sergio Leone quien lo catapultó a la fama con tres películas que a día de hoy siguen siendo todo un referente en el género como ‘Por un puñado de dólares’, ‘La muerte tenía un precio’ y ‘El Bueno, El Feo y El Malo’. Es al propio director italiano y a Don Siegel, con el que coincidió en hasta en cinco ocasiones, incluyendo ‘Fuga de Alcatraz’ y ‘Harry, el Sucio’ (primera entrega de la saga de Harry Hartigan, el personaje insignia de Eastwood) a los que les dedicó ‘Sin perdón’. No era la primera incursión de Eastwood como director en un western, anteriormente ya había dirigido otros títulos…
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