• Doomsday

    ★★★★★ Added by Doomsday

    Clint Eastwood’s final western (to date) is a film that isn’t quite the antithesis of the western as many people describe. After all, he built a career out of playing flawed anti-heroes. It is however a film that expertly captures the duality of each character and highlights the old saying; you can change your character, you can’t change your nature.

    Eastwood is William Munney (who could easily be the older version of almost any of his western characters he portrayed),…

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  • James Turpin

    ★★★★ Rewatched by James Turpin 17 Aug, 2014

    'Unforgiven' is a simple film about a simple man who wants to keep his new, simple way of life. It unapologetically uses all the old cliches of the western genre, but infuses them with a sense of fatigue that totally changes the tone. It mourns for the death of the classic western almost as much as Eastwood's character mourns for his dead wife.

    I have to admit that I am not sure what the ending is trying to say... It…

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  • JackieGigantic

    ★★★ Added by JackieGigantic

    This isn't one of those rosy-cheeked, enthusiastic westerns of the far past, oh no. This is one of those gritty, cynical, "realistic" westerns. Of the slightly more recent but still pretty long ago past. Subversiveeeeeee.

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  • sandrocorvetto

    ★★★½ Rewatched by sandrocorvetto 17 Aug, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • markdlarson

    ★★★★ Rewatched by markdlarson 05 Aug, 2014

    My second viewing. Got to see this one on the big screen and it’s glorious.

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  • MatthewLB

    ★★½ Watched by MatthewLB 11 Aug, 2014

    An old gunman rejects retirement for one last job as he enlists the help of his old partner, and someone new, who is much younger than him. This movie was not for me, I love the good, the bad and the ugly but this western was not for me.

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  • Luke

    ★★★½ Watched by Luke 08 Aug, 2014

    I'm not going to lie, I expected this to be a lot better than it was. Perhaps it was because my expectations were so high that i didn't enjoy this movie as much as i feel i should have done.

    There was nothing wrong with the movie, it was funny, entertaining, had a great cast and thrilled throughout. However, for some reason it didn't seem as amazing to me. It didn't quite meet the same level as the Dollars Troligy and for that my enjoyment of the movie suffered.

    Not a bad movie, however, not a great one either.

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  • Matt Fisher

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Matt Fisher 31 Jul, 2014

    AKA "Much Ado About a Tiny Pecker."

    Using very simple shots, basic action, but lofty personalities, Eastwood, in the very opening scene, perfectly depicts the setting, time, place, general conflict and (hardest of all) the values of the era with a remarkable economy. Manhood is valued over everything else; women are essential, but never appreciated; no one is above the law, no matter how awful the law is. As the movie goes on countless Western tropes are put to task;…

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  • gecks

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by gecks 02 Aug, 2014

    Ποιος είμαι εγώ που θα μιλήσω για το Unforgiven.

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  • Marshall Walker Lee

    ★★★★½ Watched by Marshall Walker Lee 02 Aug, 2014

    Little Bill: "I don't deserve this, to die like this."
    Munny: "Deserve's got nothing to do with it."
    Little Bill: "I'll see you in Hell, William Munny."
    Munny: "...Yup."

    For those of us born in the 80s and 90s and reared on late-period Eastwood, it's something of a shock to discover that the man who made Gran Torino and Million Dollar Baby also made this searing, tender film, a "(re-)visionist" Western in the literal sense: It looks again and finds…

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  • Neil McCalmont

    ★★★★ Watched by Neil McCalmont 01 Aug, 2014

    Film No. 40 of 12 Days of Moviemas

    A deconstruction of the spaghetti westerns that Clint Eastwood starred in in his younger days with some great performances from Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman. I'm not sure if I enjoyed watching it but I can definitely respect how it strips away the mythology of the Old West and shows how life really would have been like back then.

    35 down, 215 left to go

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  • Aaron Martin

    ★★★ Watched by Aaron Martin 01 Aug, 2014

    I love westerns for their pointed look at masculinity and how as a society we tend to embellish legends, and myths of this concept of the Old West. The best of the western genre delves into this construct in an honest manner.

    By the time the 90s rolled around, our love affair with the Western had seen its golden years fade away. The legends of this style of cinema, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, had long since ridden into…

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