• Milo

    ★★★★★ Watched by Milo 24 Apr, 2015

    Saw this one yesterday. Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman in the same movie make for an excellent western that's one of the strongest from the genre that I've seen. There are no good guys and bad guys, with plenty of flawed characters as it adopts a fantastic revisionist take on the western, with a great, haunting atmosphere making this the strongest Eastwood movie that I've seen, with some fantastic cinematography and an incredibly well paced storyline that will mean you never get bored. Masterpiece.

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  • nathp

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by nathp 18 Apr, 2015

    + 1/2 *

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  • oobawa

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by oobawa 12 Apr, 2015

    Adventures in the DVD Wallet #15

    To be honest, I sometimes have trouble in deciding if Unforgiven is either the canniest Western ever made, or simply the luckiest. Especially now, having seen American Sniper, Clint Eastwood’s most recent tour through American mythology. I have trouble reconciling the messages of the two films, and how they could have possibly come from the same director. The latter, a strange, ill-executed paean to militarism and American exceptionalism, seems to lack any self-awareness of…

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  • Reece Leonard

    ★★★★★ Added by Reece Leonard

    A classic-style western imbued with realism and stripped of idealism, Clint Eastwood has created nothing short of a masterpiece.

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  • ShadetreeDad

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by ShadetreeDad 08 Apr, 2015

    As opposed to most westerns this one has no "good or bad guys" they're all shades of gray. A very real portrait of a time in America. When was the last time you saw a western where a young character had bad vision? And the cast! Gene Hackman is fantastic (as always). Clint is spot on. With this cast and story you are transformed to a spot in history where you had to "get tough or die". Or maybe run…

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  • John Winters

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by John Winters 04 Apr, 2015

    Clint Eastwood. Gene Hackman. Morgan Freeman. Richard Harris. Four great actors, four great performances. Eastwood directs himself as William Munny, a once ruthless gunslinger with a hell of a reputation. I think some of Eastwood's films are slower, but with moments so perfect that they bring the entire film together. That's the nature of a western. However, that is not the case with 'Unforgiven'. This is the sum of everything great about Eastwood's career in films like this, but seemingly…

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  • RafeGuttman

    ★★★★★ Added by RafeGuttman 1

    Death is not the great equalizer. It is a centrifuge, separating those who stare willingly into its snake-eyes from those who dare not look, let alone live, towards it. That unflinching few can look death in the eye as easily we cowards peer at our own reflection, for them it is the same. They are death.

    They may masquerade under different guises. English Bob is the jingoistic gentleman who kills only those beneath his sights. Little Bill can rationalize murder…

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  • Bryan Strang

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Bryan Strang 25 Mar, 2015 4

    "Deserve's got nothing to do with it."

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  • Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    ★★★★★ Added by Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    My favorite western, though there are many classics I've yet to see.

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  • Nick van Lieshout

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Nick van Lieshout 25 Mar, 2015

    The death of the Western genre is one of the most disheartening developments to happen to Hollywood filmmaking in the past twenty years. But if any film was going to represent the end of an era, what better choice than UNFORGIVEN? Sure, we've gotten some great representations of the genre since then, some of which I may enjoy more than Clint Eastwood's magnum opus, but I don't think a film has more succinctly depicted the end of an era as…

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  • massageman

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by massageman 21 Mar, 2015

    One of the best westerns ever made!

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  • Zack Quaintance

    ★★★★★ Watched by Zack Quaintance 19 Mar, 2015

    Any man who doesn't give this classic revisionist western five stars, Will Munny will come kill him, and he'll kill his wife and all his friends.

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