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Unforgiven Reviews

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August 2, 2013
While Eastwood dedicates the film to Sergio Leone and Don Siegel, his early directors, he doesn't seem to have learned all that much from them.
February 5, 2007
There's not much dramatic urgency apart from the revisionist context.
January 1, 2000
By now ... Eastwood has little more than a paint-by-numbers approach to acting. As a result, we relate to Munny more as a compendium of Eastwood's earlier characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 22, 2010
Individual scenes work, but the movie seems overstuffed and halting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2003
It's a long, hard ride, but it's worth getting to the trail's end.
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 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
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 3, 2002
That implacable moral balance, in which good eventually silences evil, is at the heart of the Western, and Eastwood is not shy about saying so.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
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
July 21, 2004
A near-great Western, weakened only by overt revisionism.
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
May 1, 2009
Unforgiven began Clint Eastwood's current apology tour for his cinematic violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 4, 2005
Conveys the power of the Western genre's myths ... as well as the ugly, unromantic realities that lurk behind them.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
January 23, 2003
Dark, brooding, and remorseless. We may never see its like again.
| Original Score: 5/5
February 19, 2008
A classic Western for the ages.
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
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