The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Reviews
October 23, 2012
I hate this film through and through, a highly disappointing overrated drama buff. I watched this with a lot of expectations and it failed to even keep my eyes open for its overlong 2 hours and 39 minutes. When I saw this shit I wondered whether a train could be robbed this easily?. Casey Affleck 's acting lacks depth and you can't bare watching this kind of a film even for a good performance from Brad Pitt, this film is easily avoidable, it has a fucked up climax.
December 26, 2014
The Assassination of Jesse James is a well acted and beautifully shot biopic of one of America's most notorious outlaws. Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck give the best performances, the cinematography is beautiful, the clothing/set design all look authentic to its 1800's time period and the "Money Train" soundtrack was absorbing. In my opinion however the first and third act were the most engaging, since the middle section dragged an awful lot. Ultimately, The Assassination of Jesse James was an entertaining watch nonetheless.
November 2, 2014
Agreeing its good cinematography here but which, absolutely couldn't compensate for its wearisome in narrative.
November 1, 2014
A great Modern Western that really makes you think, expertly shot and a great ensemble cast. The dynamic between Pitt and Affleck is incredible. Excellent story.The film is far too long and has severe pacing issues, but still a great watch.
March 27, 2008
While this isn't the greatest movie I've ever seen, it's definitely right up there as the most compelling movie by far. It had the slow methodic feel of death that was essential in setting the mood for this film. Dominik purposefully laid out the story in such a way that the almost exhausting 2 1/2 hour runtime establishes incredible tension between the two leads. Brad Pitt has the perfect combination of power and desperation that Jesse James had at the end of his life. Not to mention Casey Affleck turning in a career-making performance as a man so enthralled by the allure of his mentor he ends up at point he never could have imagined. These two leads are surrounded by a supporting cast for the ages including Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Renner and the always underappreciated Sam Rockwell.
October 28, 2014
Moody, fasciniting piece, excellent acting.
October 20, 2014
This film not only looks incredible, but the performances for this engaging story are excellent. All around great film production to be admired and learned from.
September 5, 2007
Brilliant story remade.
October 7, 2014
i liked the performance of both brad pitt and casey affleck specially casey the narriation in the movie kept the thrill alive but the movie some how lacked the motion as it was toooo slow so 8
October 1, 2014
Jesse James: "I guess I'll take my guns off... for fear the neighbors might spy them".
The movie takes place in 1881 a younger member of the notorious James gang becomes so inextricably drawn to and frightened of his mentor that his own delusions of grandeur force him to consider doing the unthinkable.
This has to be the longest movie title ever, they might be other movies with long titles but this one takes the cake. Casey Affleck and Brad Pitt worked did a fantastic job in the movie, and they back and forward with each other was pure brilliant. The cinematography was gorgeous to look at and the directing is simply spellbinding. The movie does slow down at times and i'm not giving it the perfect rating, because I thought the movie was well done, but it's not "the best movie ever made", no it's just a good movie with a lot to like.
September 23, 2014
A little on the long side, but a captivating, clever and intriguing story well acted.
October 1, 2011
Something to admire more than love. The themes aren't as well explored a they could've been, but the film has a hypnotic pull, the lead performances are excellent, and the cinematography is the best of the '00s. There's certainly more on its mind than most westerns, and as someone who doesn't like westerns, that is something to appreciate, that and the film's poetic filmmaking. We'll see if this film grows on me
September 3, 2014
Casey Affleck's performance is fantastic, and definitely makes this movie very enjoyable to sit through
February 17, 2008
Un poco lenta , pero de gran belleza
May 6, 2012
I'm sure this is brilliantly acted and directed and stuff, but there isn't nearly enough shooting and train derailments etc.
July 27, 2012
Even though it's a long and slow period piece, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is beautifully shot, well-performed, and incredibly profound -- probably the most overlooked and misunderstood masterpiece in recent years
August 2, 2014
wow....this is a really really long movie 2 watch but its such an enjoyable movie 2 watch......i have just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch.....i think that brad pitt, casey affleck, sam shepard, mary louise parker, paul schneider, play good roles/parts throughout this movie......i think that the director of this western/drama/action/adventure movie had done a great job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie......i think that this is such a really well written/acted/directed movie 2 watch it is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch........
the whole cast is:::
Brad Pitt as Jesse James
Casey Affleck as Robert "Bob" Ford
Sam Shepard as Frank James
Jeremy Renner as Wood Hite
Sam Rockwell as Charley Ford
Paul Schneider as Dick Liddil
Garret Dillahunt as Ed Miller
Mary-Louise Parker as Zerelda "Zee" James
Zooey Deschanel as Dorothy Evans
Alison Elliott as Martha Bolton
Kailin See as Sarah Hite
Ted Levine as James Timberlake
James Carville as Thomas T. Crittenden
Michael Parks as Henry Craig
Michael Copeman as Ed O'Kelley
Nick Cave as Balladeer
The film is narrated by Hugh Ross.
its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie.......i think that this is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch.......i think that this is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch its got a great cast throughout this movie.....i think that this is such a brilliant movie 2 watch its got a great cast throughout this movie.....its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie......its got good shoot outs throughout this movie......i think that this is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch its got a great cast throughout this movie.......i think that this is a superb western movie 2 watch its got a great cast throughout this movie it is such a brilliant western movie 2 watch its such a brilliant movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie it is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch it is a really sad movie 2 watch but its such a brilliant movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie.......
July 27, 2014
You'd think it'd be fairly simple to make a movie about the assassination of an outlaw in the Old West, let alone Jesse James, but apparently the film-makers were feeling rather self-indulgent when they made this movie. My single biggest complaint is that it's simply way too long. It's such a shame because this film had so much potential, and it looked pretty good, but the problem is that it was a chore to sit through. In fact, watching it was so much of a chore that it made the characters less enjoyable, and nearly ruined the drama. It could have been quite a good movie, but the film-makers ruined it by making it such a tedious, self-indulgent affair. Very rarely is there any real interest, and that's mainly due to the infrequent shoot-outs.
July 23, 2014
Although the excessive slowness, Jesse James is gorgeous for the eyes,shoot with the grandeur of the old classic westerns, and presents an unforgettable villain in the great interpretation of Casey Affleck.