Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
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.
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…
"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…
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"Well, I guess they had it comin'."
"We all have it comin'."
Unforgiven is Clint Eastwood's masterpiece: a towering dismantling of Western mythos, extraordinary in every way. It's the best and most important oater since John Ford's supposed "last word" on the genre - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - and arguably the most morally and thematically interesting since The Searchers, the Ford film that cast John Wayne as a violent racist hell-bent on revenge, and for once held him to account. It's a film so complex, in fact, that I still don't know how to read its ending, pitched somewhere between Dirty Harry and Gran Torino, with that lingering shot of a…
Clint Eastwood walks into a bar........ And murders everyone!!!!! All Clear!!!!!
Watch this is like to have see the shadow of The Man Without A Name, who later in the years get married and have two little childrens, and felt guilt from the drunken and hand full of blood along the years of killings. Even that William Mutty is some different man than The man will be. Unforgiven embrace you the solid acting of Clint Eastwood as this men who only have killed peoples in the past for money, and feeling of being guilt drive you into some moral and questionable of human being worst traits against ourselves. Which makes this movie very wonderful to watch is the cast and the script who delivers you to this insight on mankind of…
Lost half a star for the text on the screen, which was completely unnecessary and looked really bad scrolling over the beautiful opening and closing shots. Lost another half a star for the score which bordered on TV movie level quality for most of the picture. Aside from these problems, I really enjoyed this. Good characters struggling through their respective moral dilemmas.
Sehr gute Westernhommage.
Several times people are referred to as possessions, several instances of references to "getting what you paid for," and of course there's the sex-for-money and kill-for-money motivations of whores and assassins. It seems there's something being explored about how moral choices are exchanges of a type, each action results in a consequence/expense: Cut a whore? Give the saloon-keeper ponies. Horny? Take an advance on the killing. Can't see? Buy some spectacles. Feel you're the victim of all men? Buy some other men to kill 'em. It all seems to come to a head with one of Munny's great lines (of which there are many): "We all got it coming."
It's implications are most interesting to me in how it represents…
Quite simply, one of Clint Eastwood's finest movies.
Excellent movie start to finish. Great mood, pacing and acting. A nice cap to Clint Eastwood's western career.
"It's a hell of a thing killin' a man. You take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have." - William Munny.
Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman are all sorts of awesome in this one. And add Morgan Freeman there and you will have one hell of a time. A great western with a great hero in William Munny and an awesome bad guy in Gene Hackman.
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