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…
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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It's a hell of a thing, killin' a man. Take away all he's got... and all he's ever gonna have.
The comments in my log for the 2013 Unforgiven quickly turned to this film instead and I commented on how I'd love to see Clint Eastwood star and/or direct one more Western before he calls it quits. After yet another rewatch I'll admit that I might be wrong. The odds of coming close to the greatness of this film again are slim and damn if it isn't one hell of a sendoff to a genre that will undoubtedly never find the peak of popularity it once had ever again.
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I don't get it. I have the feeling this is a weird thing to say about Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven as opposed to, for instance, David Lynch's Mulholland Drive. It's not that I don't get the appeal of the film, or similarly it's not that I don't understand at the simplest level what happened on the screen. I don't understand Unforgiven's meaning.
It starts off with some very weird juxtaposition through parallel editing. A man-child cuts up a prostitute and Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman) attempts to dispense justice as he sees fit, but the victims don't agree with his verdict. The mood is dark and serious, so I'm thinking we're in for a vigilante justice-type movie with somebody coming in…
The moral gunslinger - easier in concept than execution. A handful of great scenes, but not so much overall. I really didn't like the score.
A fantastic story/script with a wonderful performance by Hackman that's marred by Eastwood's mediocre direction. His performance is alright but in the hands of a much better director, this could've been brilliant.
I quite like Eastwood from what I've seen so far, and Unforgiven was no exception, but I'm going to hold off on calling it a masterpiece. The film is rather well put together: the photography is gorgeous, everything's so crisp and vivid; well-performed—acting is overrated in the way that most people talk about it, but the way in which a cast of distinctive actors can make a film feel alive isn't talked about enough—and well-directed, though the merit on that front can be a little difficult to scope out at first. But, Rosenbaum was right on this one: "there’s not much dramatic urgency apart from the revisionist context." The formal elements aren't really tied to anything that takes the sum…
I love this movie and have ever since I saw it on its original theatrical run. I was never a fan of the Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns. I preferred westerns like High Plains Drifter (which is my all-time favorite, just ahead of Unforgiven) that do something more with the genre.
Much has been said about Unforgiven as a deconstruction of the western, but I think it's also an exploration of personal narratives and identity. Are we the stories we tell about ourselves? Are we the sum of our actions? Are we the expectations of others? Are we a little bit of all of the above, or something else entirely?
Watching this movie as a 44-year-old reveals questions and insights about myself and life that the 21-year-old who first fell in love with it could never have seen. That's my favorite kind of movie, the movie that changes as I change, that gets more profound as I grow more curious.
"... a known thief and murderer, a man of notoriously viscous
and intemperate disposition."
A film that knows the moral and emotional weight of its violence.
The typical western movie, loved the sets. The story, however, was a bit odd, but felt the emotion toward the end. Poor Morgan Freeman, but at least it was a good one to watch.
Eastwood se despide del western , y qué despedida.
One of the best anti-hero stories ever told with an amazing final shootout.
A realistic take on the western genre. The movie itself is good, but it almost seemed too gritty at times for me. The performances are impeccable throughout, but I just couldn't get into it. I would take several other westerns over this one in a list of westerns to watch.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!