All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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…
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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Anyone who thinks American Sniper is an exercise in jingoistic ideologies needs to come back and watch this. I'm pretty sure Eastwood hasn't radically changed his world-view over the last 22 years.
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.
My favorite western, Unforgiven was the inflection point for westerns in moving it from the romanticised to the realistic. The dominant performances of Eastwood, Freeman and Hackman pace the film and the ending is a classic scene in the genre. Even after all these years I still hold my breath when Eastwood strolls into that saloon and confronts the entire posse that is meant to be chasing him and despite only killing a few, is able to so completely intimidate the remainder.
Lars Ulrich est malade au drum...
Well I guess I just don't get westerns. Seems to me like a whole bunch of men riding around on horses, with guns, mansplaining how difficult it is to be a man and how killing men is a helluva thing - before killing every man in the room.
Well, I've seen it now; don't need to see it again.
This is both acting and directing in Clint Eastwood's purest form, along with Oscar-worthy performances as well as a fantastic western film.
Definetely, I don't like Eastwood as a director. This film was my last hope.
I didn't have any respect even for the hero and even for the villain. Almost everything was so passive.
Remember loving this, hasn't really held up that great.
+ A handful of great scenes. Eastwood, Hackman, Freeman and the whores are all alright.
- The kid is horrible.
- Cinematography looks cheap. You're a western? Give me some more wideshots.
- Munny turning into John Wick at the end kind of negates the "it's a hell of a thing, killing a man"-theme.
"We all got it comin', kid."
Watched this for the first time and thought it incredible. By far the best Clint Eastwood movie I've seen, although I think I still slightly prefer OPEN RANGE.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!