The Shooting (1967)
Average Rating: 8.4/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1967 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 1,861
Director Monte Hellman used his beloved "hunter as hunted" theme for his near-existential western The Shooting. Jack Nicholson and Warren Oates are starred in this bare-bones tale of an ex-bounty hunter (Oates) with a price on his head and the cocky young gun (Nicholson) who hopes to collect. The film seems to be exclusively populated by Life's Losers; but even with portents of doom throughout, the ending is still a jaw-dropping experience. Demonstrating the parsimony he'd learned while working
Jan 1, 1967 Wide
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What is most intriguing about "The Shooting" is the constant sense of undefined menace throughout.
Doesn't ask to be taken as an existentialist mechanism per say, though it certainly functions as one.
An all-time great "B" Western with metaphysical undertones.
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