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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…
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.
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…
One Of My Top 10 Westerns Of All Time !!! Fantastic Performances By Eastwood..Hackman...Freeman ..Gorgeous Cinematography And Superb Directing That Won 4 Academy Awards Including Best Picture In 1992!!! A Definite Must Watch !!!
Still an absolutely amazing movie
Revitalising a moribund genre and providing a template for all that followed, Unforgiven is likely to go down as Clint Eastwood’s masterpiece. It strips away the notions of romance that still resolutely clung to the idea of the Old West, and is as caked in moral murk as the protagonist William Munney’s face is in pig muck at the beginning of the film.
Eastwood plays Munney, ex-outlaw and ruthless killer, saved and redeemed by the love of a good woman. Sadly, he has been widowed for three years and the farm is struggling. He is approached by a young bounty hunter to aid him in the tracking down of some gang members who have disfigured a prostitute in the town…
'Realistic and thoughtful, Unforgiven has the pictorial sweep we've come to expect from the genre.'
What a great movie! Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and Clint Eastwood all deliver some of the greatest performances of their careers. It is a masterpiece of storytelling. It is a very violent film yet rather then celebrating it's violence it demonstrates how awful the violence really is by showing the consequences. Is revenge the same thing as justice? Do the ends justify the means? Should we tolerate the lesser evil for the greater good? Which evil is the lesser evil? I love this film!
Well, it's a movie. Alright, that's unfair. I tend to enjoy the films Clint Eastwood directs. He gets great casts and he tends to have a great eye for direction and cinematography and 'Unforgiven' is no exception. But my god do the storylines and dialogue in his films end up being so on the nose.
How many times did Eastwood's character have to mention that he hasn't had alcohol in ten years and he's a different man now? How hard did they have to underline the fact that his young traveling companion talked far bigger than he could walk? How many stories are there of a man trying to get out of the game (be the Westerns, Mafia, Cops,…
The best film that Clint Eastwood has provided us thus far as a director.
A quite unique touch provided by Director Clint "Blondie" Eastwood to the Western film genre. Eastwood provided us with his own slightly different version of a Western classic. Although it had the feel and atmosphere of a Western movie, Unforgiven had a distinct essence in its presentation and storytelling unlike all the other Westerns we know past and present.
This somewhat unique Western film in Unforgiven was ever so visually impactful, creatively directed and written, beautifully presented by its actors (Gene Hackman & Eastwood himself), emotionally gripping, and all in all very effective in providing us with an entertaining Western film that is slightly noticeably different from all the other popular ones such as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and Stagecoach.
5.0/5.0. Fantastic work from Clint Eastwood. A very well-deserved Best Picture win.
Someone more eloquent than me called this a eulogy to the Western. Seconded.
One of the greatest movies of all time and one of my personal favorites. A must watch for every film fan.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!