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Unforgiven Reviews

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February 20, 2013
This dark, melancholic film is a reminder-never more necessary than now-of what the American cinema is capable of, in the way of expressing a mature, morally complex and challenging view of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 12, 2013
Unforgiven exposes the true price behind the way the West was won.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 12, 2013
Clint Eastwood's westerns are distinctive, and that Unforgiven, as the most fully realized, is the most distinctive of all.
August 6, 2012
It's a somber feature, but one of extraordinary character development, bundled into a compelling story of men facing their sins in a most brutal, pitiless manner.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 23, 2012
One of the absolute masterpieces of American cinema in the 1990s.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
April 25, 2012
The great Orson Welles once stated that Clint Eastwood was the most underrated filmmaker in America, and the sobering footnote is that he passed away in 1985, well before Eastwood began to be taken seriously as an artist by most critics and moviegoers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 18, 2012
The film at its heart is the first in a line of revisionist superhero movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2010
Eastwood's best film -- a compelling study of the shame and guilt that attends violence, of the rule of the mighty over the weak and of courage and cowardice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 22, 2010
Individual scenes work, but the movie seems overstuffed and halting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 1, 2009
Unforgiven began Clint Eastwood's current apology tour for his cinematic violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 26, 2008
Eastwood's meditation on age, repute, courage, heroism -- on all those burdens he has been carrying with such good grace for decades.
June 10, 2008
One of Unforgiven's assets is the way it overturns conventions, taking the man who is typically the hero and making him the villain, while transforming the traditional bad guy into a sympathetic protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 19, 2008
Arguably the greatest western since Sam Peckinpah hung up his stirrups.
February 19, 2008
Ironically, the ultimate Western of all was made decades after its hayday. This is captivating for all, not just fans of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 19, 2008
A classic Western for the ages.
July 25, 2007
A rigorous deconstruction of both fictitious violence and Eastwood's own career as a trigger-happy 'hero.'
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 5, 2007
There's not much dramatic urgency apart from the revisionist context.
December 19, 2006
Dark and somber in thematics and visuals, this Western is a personal work for Eastwood, in which he desconstructs his own mythic violent image, one that made him a star in the 1960s.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 24, 2006
In this dark, timeless terrain, the film achieves a magnificent intensity.
March 3, 2006
A complex and haunting Old-West morality tale...Thanks Clint, for once again making my day.
Read More | Original Score: 10/10
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