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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Reviews

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Dan Jardine
Cinemania
March 24, 2013
Affleck manages to strike so many right notes, that by the end of the film, it is easy to forget what a loathsome toady he was at film's start, and you cannot help but feel real pain as Ford's inevitably sad fate unravels before our eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com
February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 25, 2010
Examining the transient nature of memories and mythmaking, "Coward" understands there are as many crooked legacies in high definition, as there were 130 years ago in dog-eared dime-store paperbacks and ghoulish stage productions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is an engrossing and hypnotic western that places a heavy emphasis on atmosphere, character and reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
December 27, 2008
As the coward Robert Ford, Casey Affleck is a revelation. Nothing you have seen from him will prepare you for his brilliant work as the childlike young man who goes on to be the downfall of his hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Writer-director Andrew Dominik takes his time with the story, but his languorous pacing allows tension to build -- and permits the actors, Affleck in particular, to add nuance and depth to characters who'll seem familiar only at first glance.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 2, 2008
Stylized like a Ken Burns documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Christopher Orr
The New Republic
September 18, 2008
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is the story...of the moment in America when myth was murdered by mere celebrity and we were left, perhaps forever, with only the latter's meager consolations.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
This film is far too long but the central relationship of James and Ford is fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin McCarthy
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
May 24, 2008
As of October 1st 2007, this is officially the best film I have seen all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 1, 2008
Jesse James is that rarest of birds -- an art film with mass appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
Even though the film looks beautiful there are things that rubbed me the wrong way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
Assassination is a throwback to another time when films were allowed to be unhurried, when audiences trusted multiple story lines to converge organically, and time and place were evoked with consummate craft.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 10, 2008
A measured, brooding meander through dreams of loyalty, shadows of treachery, and the particular psychoses of celebrity for those on both sides of stardom...
Karina Longworth
SpoutBlog
February 4, 2008
Likely the most "difficult" film produced with Hollywood money and starring an A-list star since Eyes Wide Shut.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
January 28, 2008
Develops a curious mood of impending fate and final destiny that rides along with the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 27, 2008
This is the kind of picture that isn't afraid to put its characters under a microscope, and it knows that studying their psychology is far more rewarding than studying their gun-slinging skills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 19, 2009

Screen International
September 15, 2007
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