• terradave

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by terradave 30 Aug, 2014

    Unforgiven


    "It's a hell of a thing killin' a man. You take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have." - William Munny

    I had forgotten just what an amazing film Unforgiven is. I saw it when it was released in 1992 and once again, recently, after my local art house put on a repertory western series. They played The Searchers, Once Upon a Time in the West, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Wild Bunch and…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Furious411

    ★★★★★ Added by Furious411

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

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  • IkeTurnerBitch

    ★★★★★ Watched by IkeTurnerBitch 02 Jul, 2014 3

    Clint Eastwood walks into a bar........ And murders everyone!!!!! All Clear!!!!!

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  • Benjamin Devasir

    ★★★★★ Watched by Benjamin Devasir 09 Jun, 2014

    "It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. You take away all he's got, and all he's ever gonna' have."

    I don't want to write a review for Unforgiven, there is no way I'd be able to do it justice. Suffice to say it is one of the greatest Westerns ever, and the best in that particular genre for the twenty years.

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  • Ferre Rodriguez

    ★★★★★ Watched by Ferre Rodriguez 01 Jun, 2014

    "I ain't like that no more. I ain't the same."

    For the past is a grotesque beast that will hunt you and won't let you free yourself from those ties that bind you with all those things you did and you wish you never did. For this is a tragedy where you are bound to betray yourself and become, again, that hideous creature you once were. Past is a vicious animal from whom you cannot escape. You cannot leave it…

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  • Kurt Fabisch

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Kurt Fabisch 01 Sep, 2012 1

    Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven won the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture in 1993. Some might say it was a lifetime achievement sort of award night for Clint Eastwood, a legend in Hollywood for all the right reasons. It was the best movie of the year. A modern take on the classic Western. Clint as an aged version of The Man with No Name and Gene Hackman as what I consider to be a 20th century police chief in the…

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  • Cody Lang

    ★★★★★ Watched by Cody Lang 31 May, 2014

    Clint Eastwood's western "going-out-of-business sale" film. This efficient, bare-bones, muscular film is about myth making, individualism, women, machismo, death, guilt, living in a world without god, and Western cinema.

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  • Fesapo

    ★★★★★ Watched by Fesapo 27 May, 2014

    97/100

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  •  Sir William of Letterboxd

    ★★★★★ Watched by Sir William of Letterboxd 23 May, 2014 2

    Watch this is like to have see the shadow of The Man Without A Name, who later in the years get married and have two little childrens, and felt guilt from the drunken and hand full of blood along the years of killings. Even that William Mutty is some different man than The man will be. Unforgiven embrace you the solid acting of Clint Eastwood as this men who only have killed peoples in the past for money, and feeling…

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  • Dave A Vannatta

    ★★★★★ Added by Dave A Vannatta

    Clint Eastwood's last western is one of the best films ever. Clint is his grizzled best as William Munny a former outlaw who is raising his children on his farm when an offer comes to him to kill a couple of cowboys who sliced up a prostitute. The scene where he tries in vain to get on his horse is one of the most realist moments in any film I've seen. The rest of the supporting cast is brilliant also from Gene Hackman to Morgan Freeman give great performances. What an achievement.

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