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The Outlaw Josey Wales Reviews

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½ June 8, 2006
151111: This was the second of a double header for me. Started with High Plains Drifter and then moved on to this film. Both are amazing. There is some fabulous dialogue in the film, some of which is inspirational and some of which caused me to laugh out loud. Great actors portraying great characters in a wonderful story. Some of my favorites were Chief Dan Jones as Lone Watie and Will Sampson as Ten Bears; but I could go on and on. Full of cap & ball action. Totally enjoyable time.
½ August 3, 2015
A good adventure film with cool lines and cool cowboys. Trim 15 minutes and its great
July 20, 2008
Fantastic Western. Eastwood shines as usual.
½ March 25, 2015
A very respectable Eastwood western. His directing skill is just as manly as his screen presence. Straight to the point with no fancy shots. His acting is very restrained and you could argue that he's not a good actor at all. Like other actors like Jack Nicholson, the man has the face of a star. Very authentic. He doesn't say much, but when he does speak it's a memorable one-liner. As director and actor Eastwood knows what is too little and what is too much, and he delivers what is necessary. He has enough confidence in the story to let it sell itself without the help of gimmicks and western cliches. The film is very dark, but Eastwood plays his character in a light-hearted way, when he's not in a violent confrontation or witnessing something tragic, and there's a lot of violence and tragedy in this movie. It paints a very hellish picture of the old west. Some characters are even traumatized. Everyone who joins Eastwood has some emotional damage and have lost everything. The depressing nature of the movie makes the finale feel all the more triumphant because once you've made it that far you might be feeling a little angry at the world and how cruel it can be.
March 31, 2015
One of the best western movies of all time.
March 14, 2015
classic movie. If you like westerns, good acting, interesting characters, or any clint eastwood movie, I would definitely recommend.
February 1, 2015
One of the best westerns of all time, great story and cast. Tell Shomi to change the description of the movie though, its totally incorrect.
January 25, 2015
An odd Western, but I dug it.
January 4, 2015
An American Western masterpiece!!
½ December 28, 2014
This is an important part of why I like Westerns: their "revisionist" history.
½ September 4, 2012
Superb tale of a legendary Confederate rider whose name echoes across the wide land. Those who hunt him seek to bury there own pasts, but get buried themselves.
October 13, 2014
The best Eastwood western is crisp,well written and well......Clint's just soooooo bad ass in this classic story of revenge.
October 3, 2014
Typical Eastwood action, excecution, and it's ability to draw you in to the movie. A tevisionist western that includes a great cast, an honest perspective of the tradgedy of the civil was as well as a connection to our native americans...number one of my five favorite westerns that includes Tombstone, Open Range and Silverado
September 30, 2014
Eastwood Directs And Stars As A Hard-Hitting, Fast-Drawing Loner, Recalling Traits From His "Man With No Name" Character From His Spaghetti Westerns. After Avenging His family's Brutal Murder, Wales Is Branded An Outlaw & Must Stay On The Run. He Travels Alone Until A Group Of Outcasts Are Drawn To Him. Wales Must Now Protect His Surrogate Family, From The Bounty Hunters After Him & Indians Who May Attack At Any Moment. Eastwood's Skill Before & Behind The Camera Connects With His Audience Through The Films Dry Humour, Tenderness & Its Action Sequences.
June 26, 2012
I own this on DVD and Blu-Ray.
½ September 3, 2014
Without doubt a Eastwood movie. The plot is simple, the characters are simple, the direction is very unfussy and it tells its story well. This is a 70's PG so expect a fair amount of violence, a couple of rape scenes, and a message that if people wrong you then bloody vengeance is the only answer. The pacing isn't exactly sharp, but there's at least a realistic, gritty edge throughout. And old Clint plays an old west wronged man like no other, and it's clear that he has learned a thing or two from all those spaghetti westerns. Overall a good watch that all true fans should track down.
½ January 2, 2013
'The Man With No Name' revives his western career with another classic although it doesn't reach the high standards of his first trilogy, "The Dollars".
½ May 2, 2009
Great western, now a lost art form it would seem.
½ May 14, 2014
While perhaps hamstrung by some weaker supporting roles and lethargic pacing, Josey Wales still boasts a witty script, a light-hearted tone and a typically compelling performance by Eastwood.
September 28, 2012
Good one.
one of the classic of clint Eastwood.
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