The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Reviews

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October 5, 2007
The movie has an almost hypnotic quality; its spare and often beautiful shots seem to sear themselves into the camera's lens.
October 5, 2007
Who would have imagined that a biopic about Jesse James could be so boring?
October 5, 2007
This is a 160-minute art Western, and if you're up for such a beast it is a glory to behold. It's gorgeous, but rarely for the sake of mere gorgeousness, and languorous, but never listless.
October 5, 2007
Mostly ponderous, despite the unceasingly beautiful imagery.
October 5, 2007
The movie has the space and freedom of classic Western epics.
October 5, 2007
The story drifts aimlessly toward its foregone conclusion, hitting a few interesting notes along the way but never gelling into a coherent narrative.
October 4, 2007
Everything about The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is longer than it needs to be. Its title, for one thing. Its duration -- two hours and 40 minutes! -- for another.
October 4, 2007
As this old and twisted Jesse, Brad Pitt is quite good. But the movie really belongs to Casey Affleck as Robert Ford.
October 4, 2007
The oddest major studio release of the year, and one of the most admirable.
September 25, 2007
If you love classic and stylish mood Westerns such as McCabe and Mrs. Miller and The Long Riders, this is your film.
September 24, 2007
It is no mean feat to make a boring film about Jesse James, but Andrew Dominik has pulled it off in style.
September 21, 2007
...heightened by a rare cinematic artistry that seamlessly melds a probing character essay with a lyrical Western epic.
September 21, 2007
It's a western destined to outlive the pronouncements of its own death, because it knows that death is only the first stage in the life of legend.
September 21, 2007
...an epic film that's part literary treatise, part mournful ballad, and completely a portrait of our world, as seen in a distant mirror.
September 21, 2007
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a gorgeous snooze.
September 21, 2007
The look and feel of the movie are as authentic as any Western since Robert Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller...
September 21, 2007
Hugely ambitious and not without moments of success, this indulgent 2 hour and 40 minute epic ends up as unwieldy as its elongated title.
September 21, 2007
A long, ambitious, fitfully rewarding movie.
September 20, 2007
Pitt's subtle work -- relaxed and confident, yet seething with quiet menace -- is complemented beautifully by Affleck's enigmatic Ford, whose admiration for (and fear of) James distinguishes him from a run-of-the-mill scoundrel.
September 20, 2007
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford represents a breakthrough in the moviegoing experience. It may be the first time we've been asked to watch a book on tape.
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