• ShadetreeDad

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by ShadetreeDad 08 Nov, 2014

    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…


  • Baz The Film Guy

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Baz The Film Guy 12 Dec, 2014

    ***Watched as part of the Western Film Challenge***

    Still unequivocally glorious 24-years on from its original release, which garnered so much critical acclaim and winner of four Academy Awards. Unforgiven is a western drama for the ages that only seems to seep into the soul with each subsequent watch. A film that is as beautiful as it is ugly; filled with great visuals that emphasise the fact.

    Eastwood stars and directs in what might just be the best film he has ever made.


  • Tim Ehrens

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Tim Ehrens 08 Nov, 2014 3

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

    The mythology of the gunslinger is deeply rooted in the American subconscious. It's the image of the rough, tough justice-giver, one who is the virtual prototype for masculinity and an archetype that has been an ambassador for American culture the world over. Everybody knows the "cowboy." The Western genre of cinema has done its part to solidify this character into…


  • hotsake

    ★★★★★ Added by hotsake

    Simply put one of the greatest westerns ever made and in my opinion a realistic portrayal of the old west. The story of an old gunslinger searching for security for his children and maybe even a tiny spark of redemption.


  • Sarfaraz Abbasi

    ★★★★★ Added by Sarfaraz Abbasi

    Dir. Clint Eastwood
    Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman

    A MASTERCLASS Film directed, co-starred by Clint Eastwood, I would not say further about this masterpiece, as I don't reckon I merely fit to review this movie. It is piece of gem. I truly am in love with its theme-music for Claudia. I reckon, I might write in detail about Clint Eastwood's character in the film.


  • AusieFightFan

    ★★★★★ Added by AusieFightFan

    He should have armed himself if he wanted to decorate his bar with my friend


  • VeganBen

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by VeganBen 05 Oct, 2014 1

    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,…


  • Mr. DuLac

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Mr. DuLac 29 Sep, 2014 2

    It's a hell of a thing, killin' a man. Take away all he's got... and all he's ever gonna have.
    -Bill Munny

    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…


  • frank_serpico

    ★★★★★ Added by frank_serpico

    resurrection of WESTERN


  • terradave

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


    "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…


  • 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),…


  • 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;…