Reviews

Feb 6, 2020
[Eastwood's] best Western -- the most distinguised film he has appeared in and directed -- since The Outlaw Josey Wales.
Feb 5, 2020
Clint Eastwood's brilliant and harrowing Unforgiven packs all the punch of a good Western without indulging in the plot cliches and moral certitudes so often inherent in the genre.
Feb 5, 2020
Apart from giving the Western genre a powerful boost Unforgiven does wonders for Eastwood's own profile.
Apr 26, 2018
Unforgiven gives us something to think about -- and something to answer for -- and Eastwood was just the man to make it.
Jan 4, 2018
No thrill comes cheap in Unforgiven. The West that it shows is Wild all right, but more like a dog than a party. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy being dragged along for the ride; the rougher the better, in fact, as every action zings with ricochets.
Aug 12, 2017
That's the truly subversive act at the heart of 'Unforgiven': Clint Eastwood is puncturing a Western mythology he helped create.
Aug 3, 2017
While not a pretty picture... Unforgiven is a magnificently realized work. In addition to Eastwood's fine, rough performance, Hackman and Freeman stand out.
Aug 2, 2017
Unforgiven is a stark western in slow motion, obsessed with reflection, not action.
Aug 1, 2017
Unforgiven brought the revisionist revenge film into the 1990s and, by extension, the 21st century.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Aug 2, 2013
[Unforgiven] belongs to a tradition that includes such giants of the genre as Mann, Boetticher, Peckinpah and Hawks.
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Aug 2, 2013
Eastwood deliberately upends the conventions of the western, subverting his own image in the process.
Aug 2, 2013
The Western is back. With a vengeance. Saddle up or get out of the way.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Jan 22, 2010
Individual scenes work, but the movie seems overstuffed and halting.
Nov 3, 2008
Eastwood's disturbingly human in Unforgiven, a stunning, dark Western that may stand as the actor/director's summation of the form.