"Maybe this isn't the way it was... it's the way it should have been."
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a fantastical western blurring the line between a possible reality and legend. What makes this film entertaining, especially funny, is that all the absurdity is taken at face value. And this makes it one of the most unique westerns I've ever seen.
Of course, I do wish that I could have seen the film John Milius had intended it to be. But I also think that John Huston brought a fresh, zany air to the film. Anyway, I think it's totally underrated and under-appreciated film from any approach.
Paul Newman gives a great and fun…