Despite the brashness, Warren Beatty and Julie Christie do a wonderful job of creating an opacity to the title characters. Do we really know by the end of the film who they are? Was McCabe really a famous gunslinger? What sort of future does Mrs Miller envision for herself (if any)? But they’ve created a community in the process of running from the past, an awkward but functional one that can run independently from them. Was that their plan all along under the guise of self interest...?
Beautiful winter cinematography, reminded me a bit of “Il Grand Silencio”