can people change?
I've killed women and children. I've killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I'm here to kill you.
He should have armed himself if he wanted to decorate his bar with my friend
A real masterpiece.
Coming out of some glitzy Manchester multiplex in 1992, I declared this to be the Greatest Film I had Ever Seen, and that Clint would be getting his acting Oscar.
I was right on both points.
I don't think I have seen it since, so, 22 years later, how does it fare?
The most surprising thing about it is, that despite the excellent script, point-perfect direction, supreme acting (was this the film where Morgan Freeman became Morgan Freeman?), sound design,…
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…
In 1992 the genre western was bleeding to death. “Dances with Wolves” was the last big western in 1990. But thank God Clint Eastwood brought us “Unforgiven”.
Eastwood directs and as an actor he made the genre to what it is now. He also stars and big names like Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman join him. It was a huge success, because “Unforgiven” won four Academy Awards in 1993.
Leaving the cinematic qualities to the side, “Unforgiven” is notable because…
**Part of the Best Picture Project**
I legitimately do not believe the Academy awarded this Best Picture. Not that it's the only film like this to win Best Picture, either before or after, but rather that it's a film that is ugly, mean, and cynical, and it's really upfront about it. The Academy has awarded films before with a cynical view of the world before, but they usually either A. softened the landing, or B. were far too subtle for…
22 years old and still an epic watch, one of Clint's finest the all-star supporting cast adds to its timeless quality. I've re-watched this film time and time again since it's 1992 release and it's enjoyment factor has never faded for me
A film all about how legends are made, whether it's the lies men tell themselves, the misreporting of facts, the misremembering of details over time or y'know, ACTUAL STRAIGHTUP BADASSERY.
At times this film can feel overly sedate, especially for those familiar with Eastwood's earlier roles (and gosh I feel like he must have been as champing at the bit as I was the whole way through), but it's a story well-told and well-acted.
Come on, you'd expect nothing less…
a down and dirty hero's journey. love the deconstruction of the Old West as much as i love the movies that it inspired. also the two scenes with Eastwood and Hackman are gold.
Will Munny: "It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have."
The Schofield Kid: "Yeah, well, I guess they had it coming. "
Will Munny: "We all got it coming, kid."
If you ask me, when it comes to actors, Clint Eastwood is the king of the Western genre. From what I've seen, Unforgiven is Eastwood's best directorial effort and it isn't likely to ever be topped. Unforgiven tells…