All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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 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…
In the Antigone section of Barton Byg's book on Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, Byg cites a 1992 Cahiers du Cinema cover feature which discussed Unforgiven and Antigone together. In Byg's text, he writes, "Both Antigone and Unforgiven present a frontier where the laws of civilization have lost their credibility." While there is a cogent comparison to be made between the two films in their specific modes of deconstruction, what Byg is saying here is only partially true - because he is really describing Antigone only and not Unforgiven. With the Eastwood film, it would make more sense to write, "Unforgiven presents a frontier where the laws of a genre has lost its credibility."
Unforgiven is Eastwood's most chilling film,…
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…
What a great deep black mess. This is a film that lines up perfectly with my worldview, that there is no just murder, that every person has as little justification to kill someone as the another. It underlines the occasional hypocrisy of Westerns, without completely undermining the genre.
For most of the film, Clint Eastwood plays Will Munny like a man playing a normal "fella". He repeatedly says he's been cured of both his alcoholism and his "sinful ways", but it feels unconvincing. He may be haunted by the nightmarish vision of those he killed, but that doesn't change who he is when he's drawn back into that sinful world. And when that inner self is released, it's utter nightmare…
The first part of the movie are a bit of a slow burn, but the last 30 minutes are fantastic.
It turned out to be Clint Eastwoods last western which is very fitting. Let's just hope he has a better send off than Trouble With the Curve, which is currently the last movie he acted in.
El ocaso del hombre sin nombre. Un hermoso y desolador epitafio al western. Un prodigio de atmósfera, puesta en escena, diálogos y el gesto de Clint, grande entre los grandes.
Unforgiven is a movie that transcends its plot. I mean the storyline is simple: A prostitute gets attacked, a bounty is placed on the heads of the attackers, and some old retired bounty hunters are convinced to come back for one last job. But there is so much depth in the story that you can't even see hinted at in that plot synopsis. The most fascinating aspect of the film, for me, was the morality questions that it brings up. Every character is clearly justified in their own mind and I can see with perfect clarity their perspective. While the audience is eventually enticed to take a side and view one character as a villain, I still struggle to call…
I think this is the last of the western movies. Obviously, western movies are still being made, but Unforgiven was the perfect conclusion to Clint Eastwood's career. An aging gunslinger-turned-farmer tries to get back into the bounty hunting business, but is thwarted by his frail body and tortured mind.
Great cast and excellent environment building. The score isn't overly dramatic like most cowboy movies. It's perfect.
Selain For a Few Dollars More dan The Treasure of The Sierra Madre, saya cenderung sukar mengarifi gerak laku konflik dari film-film Western. Termasuk Unforgiven, pengeruk Oscar buatan Clint Eastwood. Karakter William Munny juga rasa-rasanya bisa diolah lebih menarik tanpa mesti membebaninya dengan mitos-mitos koboi.
Btw, kebetulan atau enggak ya, kok kayak ada korelasi kuat (lirik dan musik) dari lagu The Unforgiven milik Metallica sama film ini (rilis cuma setahun setelahnya). Rahasia umum juga kalau Hetfield maniak film-film western. Cek-cek trivia..
This is a very different western from what I'm used to, and that's what makes it great. There is no real hero, there's no obvious villain, you feel the most important characters go through quite a large span of emotions, you sense the moral and emotional struggles, people are both evil and well-intended. This makes every character both real and easy understand but also hard to get attached to. Even Will, the main character, ends up in that spectrum of being both good and evil and, by association, loved and disliked for his actions.
Not many westerns that I know of are as deep with their character development, and even less manage to do so with such a simple and…
Good movie, but it was too slow. The whole movie we're just waiting for Munny to flip the switch and it comes too late for me.
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