The Unforgiven


The Unforgiven

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

Not Yet Available


Reviews Counted: N/A

liked it

Audience Score

User Ratings: 6,641


All Critics | Top Critics
Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0


Average Rating: 3.3/5

You may have noticed some of the recent changes we have made. To read more about what we’ve been working on behind the scenes, please check out our new RT Product Blog here.

Want to See

Add Rating
My Rating    

The Unforgiven Photos

Movie Info

A Texas woman, Matilda Zachary (Lillian Gish), and her sons (Burt Lancaster, Doug McClure, and Audie Murphy) must battle off a tribe of Kiowa Indians when it is discovered that her adopted daughter, Rachel (Audrey Hepburn), is actually of Indian birth. Unwilling to surrender Rachel to the Kiowas, the Zacharys must fight to keep her.

Watch it now


Burt Lancaster
as Ben Zachary
Audrey Hepburn
as Rachel Zachary
Audie Murphy
as Cash Zachary
John Saxon
as Johnny Portugal
Lillian Gish
as Mattilda Zachary
Albert Salmi
as Charlie
Joseph Wiseman
as Abe Kelsey
Kipp Hamilton
as Georgia Rawlins
Arnold Merritt
as Jude Rawlins
Carlos Rivas
as Lost Bird
View All

Critic Reviews for The Unforgiven

All Critics (4)

This film ... comes draped in the hair shirt of revisionism, but in reality it's an unrepentant throwback to the "good old days" when the only good Indian was a dead Indian.

Apr 8, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Considering how Huston and Lancaster have artistic disagreements over filming, it surprisingly still turned out relatively well.

Jan 17, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Terrific Western with a strong message

Jul 30, 2004 | Rating: 5/5

Audience Reviews for The Unforgiven


The exact opposite of Ford's The Searchers plotwise (wherein a widdle baby white girl gets kidnapped and brought up redskin), a widdle baby Native is kidnapped and brought up white. The moral of the tale: racism is bad if you hate the redskin girl raised in the busom of good ol'godfearin', Pilgrim ancestor family ways, but its good if it means whackin' off the rest o'th'filthy varmints. Leave your common sense by the door and its not as bad as it sounds.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


The only thing I liked about the movie was Audrey.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer


Exciting western tale of forbidden love set against America's most rugged and ruthless frontier. Audrey Hepburn is my idol.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

The Unforgiven Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features