Appaloosa (2008)

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Critic Consensus: A traditional genre western, Appaloosa sets itself apart with smart psychology, an intriguing love triangle, and good chemistry between the leads.


Movie Info

Upon drifting into a troubled Western outpost and discovering that the helpless locals are being terrorized by a ruthless rancher and his brutish hired hands, two rugged, straight-shooting peacemakers decide to stick around and put things right in this Western adapted from the novel by Robert B. Parker and directed by Ed Harris. Bragg (Jeremy Irons) is a rancher who believes himself to be above the law, a stance that's forever cemented when he guns down the town sheriff and his deputy in cold … More

Rating: R (for some violence and language)
Genre: Western , Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Ed Harris, Robert Knott
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 13, 2009
Box Office: $20.2M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Appaloosa

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (41)

It was at times incredibly slow and even poorly edited, and I've never understood the appeal of Renee Zelwegger.

Full Review… | November 7, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

Ed Harris does it better than anybody.

Full Review… | November 7, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

A droll Western with an odd romantic triangle.

Full Review… | January 3, 2011
sbs.com.au

Old-fashioned Western features great performances.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Common Sense Media

old-fashioned but simple and effective entertainment

Full Review… | December 17, 2009

A dusty, old-fashioned Western with a dusty, old-fashioned vibe. You can all but smell the saddle soap as the story unfolds.

Full Review… | July 27, 2009
Times-Picayune

Audience Reviews for Appaloosa

Nice try but ultimately flawed and unsatisfying.

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brooklynspo
Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

A friendly little Western film with two great leading men that doesn't seem to dare to scare its audience all that much. There is relatively little tension, a bit of banter and a somewhat anticlimatic ending. At least the road there is somewhat unpredictable and refuses to follow the well known paths of the genre all that closely. Entertaining and satisfying enough. Zellweger is a classic mis-cast, though.

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Jens S.

Super Reviewer

A great, sensational and old-fashioned entertainment crafted by a superb performer and fine filmmaker. A masterpiece. A skillfully and brilliantly made western laced with wit and adventure. It's packed with explosive action and dazzling suspense. A thunderous and breathtaking classic that will astound you. Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen are magnificent. Harris is magnetic, giving one of his best performances and an excellent approach as the director. Mortenson is outstanding, giving another compelling and fantastic performance. Renee Zellweger is extraordinary, you truly believe this actress can truly play anybody. Jeremy Irons is riveting, giving a knockout performance. A powerful and unforgettable film. An exhilarating film that will move you with it's power, characters and story. A great amount of action, thrills, fast-humor, romance and drama. It's pure excellence with great character development.

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Al S

Super Reviewer

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