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October 6, 2016
Clint Eastwood's 1992 western Unforgiven earned the director his first Oscars, for Best Picture and Best Director.
February 16, 2016
A sombre, insightful, genre-reinventing western, directed by a filmmaker acutely aware of the western's history, its limitations and the dubious truths of its legends.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 17, 2015
"Unforgiven" is a high-caliber movie, a gripping and haunting work of art that should finally establish Eastwood as one of America's best directors.
February 6, 2015
...perhaps the best argument for Clint Eastwood as a savvier, craftier and more complicated filmmaker than the one many consider him to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 2, 2014
Eastwoods' best, most personal work as both an actor and director can be found in this dark and sombre western classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 28, 2014
casts an unforgiving eye, from both insider and outsider perspectives, on the brutalities and hypocrisies of an 'enlightened' nation's Restoration period.
August 2, 2013
Realistic and thoughtful, Unforgiven has the pictorial sweep we've come to expect from the genre and the intelligence too long missing from it.
August 2, 2013
This isn't just a great Western. It's a great movie, no matter what the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 2, 2013
[Unforgiven] belongs to a tradition that includes such giants of the genre as Mann, Boetticher, Peckinpah and Hawks.
August 2, 2013
There is unlikely to be a better movie from the States or anywhere else this year.
August 2, 2013
It shouldn't be missed by anyone with a taste for Eastwood's typically slanted morality. It's the actor/director's best movie -- and the best Western by anybody -- in over 20 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 2, 2013
High Noon it isn't; it's more like the darkest midnight of the American soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 2, 2013
Unforgiven ain't nuthin' new, y'unnerstan', but it's a good, old-fashioned western-type pitcher with plenty o' rootin' tootin' action 'n' big ol' horses 'n' 10-gallon hats 'n' sech.
August 2, 2013
Eastwood deliberately upends the conventions of the western, subverting his own image in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 2, 2013
That's always been Eastwood's appeal -- the imperial authority that he projects on the screen. In Unforgiven, he uses that authority to deliver an anti-violence message that is truly powerful, never shrill and preachy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 2, 2013
The Western is back. With a vengeance. Saddle up or get out of the way.
August 2, 2013
Unforgiven plays out its drama with enough old-fashioned sobriety to lend the proceedings a classical air... It also incorporates enough latter-day cynicism, though, to comply with contemporary Hollywood fashion.
August 2, 2013
This is, quite simply, one of the finest films ever made in the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 20, 2013
This is the finest set of performances ever to grace a Clint Eastwood movie, and this time Eastwood even does a good job directing Eastwood. Every bullet in this movie matters.
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
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