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Critic Reviews for Gunless
Gunless is harmless, the sort of pop entertainment that sets its sights low and doesn't underachieve.
A comedy western loaded with chuckles that only occasionally fires blanks.
Like Shane with whimsy, Gunless takes the hoary old template of the gunfighter movie and gives it an utterly Canadian spin based on our comfort myth of niceness.
Gunless is certainly eager to please. Yet for all of its broad humour and cheeky pleas to patriotism, the laughs in this comedy prove to be scarcer than teeth in Gabby Hayes' head.
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Audience Reviews for Gunless
In "Gunless," the Montana Kid(Paul Gross) has felt better than when he arrives in the sleepy town of Barclay's Brush, Canada, slumped over his horse which is also dragging a large tree branch behind it. Since he is in a foreign country, he might be forgiven if he has does not think that any of the natives speak English while showing disdain for Queen Victoria. As much as he would wish otherwise, he is not going anywhere as he could certainly use a bath and pants once the bullet is removed from his backside. He could also use a part for a gun, after challenging Jack(Tyler Mane), the blacksmith, to a shootout. While disapproving of his general behavior, Jane Taylor(Sienna Guillory) still offers Montana a place to stay in exchange for fixing her windmill. "Gunless" is an appealing northern(for lack of a better word) which again proves that Paul Gross belongs on horseback as one of the five current actors who rock a cowboy hat.(4 if Clint Eastwood has retired from acting.) He is matched well with Sienna Guillory and Graham Greene is always a welcome presence. As light as the movie is, it is not as broad as I thought it might be, thankfully not shying away from the darker story aspects, revealing many a hidden truth in general. Specifically, the movie also serves as a gentle allegory on the subject of American foreign policy belligerence(For the record, Bill Hicks also used a western to illustrate the subject).
"Put me down for three more [bullets] and a carrot." This is a charming and funny Canadian western comedy that pokes fun of stereotypical Canadian culture. It was even better than I expected and Paul Gross was terrific. Loved it! "How far are we from a real country?"
A wonderfully enjoyable, vastly original and terrifically entertaining western comedy. A fun-filled joy-ride that has heart and alot of high spirit to go around. An outrageous laugh-out loud comedy that you cant help but love. Paul Gross is excellent.
|Jon:||The town hasn't seen this much excitement since Larry accidentally set fire to his prize ewe.|
|The Montana Kid:||(On finding out he's in Canada) Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse.|
|The Montana Kid:||Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse.|
|The Montana Kid:||What kind of a man picks up another man!?|
|The Montana Kid:||Tell you what. I'd kill for some more potatoes.|