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This movie is pretty good, its a faster paced movie but its mostly action and a bit of drama. There is a few questionable scenes but its still good.
Good movie. Worth the watch.
Hang em High is a strange blend of excellence and mediocrity. Director Ted Post was clearly out of his league, saddled with both an actor and a script he couldn't handle. Eastwood is great, and the script had the potential to diagram a great film. Unfortunately, Post was out of his depth. Despite great performances from both Eastwood and Bruce Dern as a delightfully slimey desperado, the film wobbles at times. The script contains an astonishing array of characters: the hangin judge, as a slightly out-of-control sovereign for the lawless Oklahoma Territory; Clint as the warrior; nine vigilantes who mistakenly lynch Eastwood; and two ladies representing the productive estate: the respectful prostitute, Arlene Golonka, and Inger Stevens playing the raped fertility goddess. Perhaps most unusual of all are a Dioskouric pair who must be sacrificed in the name of justice - great stuff. There are moments of magic, but also times when the movie loses its bearings. Well worth watching, despite the flaws.
hangs stuff higher..
Hang 'Em High
Hang 'Em High is a character driven action thriller about a man fueled with vengeance that latter gets seduced by the justice side of the coin.
The premise has enough potential to bedazzle the audience which it delivers unflinchingly in here and addition to that its gripping screenplay that enfolds and ensues more fragile and layered concept that just mere fist fighting. The action sequences are well choreographed and easily draws the attention from the viewers especially the way it glorifies and savours each and every moment.
It consists few nail-biting political debate and also raises the question of the transaction of the system of law from the western world's perspective. The star cast doesn't snatch away the actual crisp or essence from someone else's track and offers them enough room and range to factor in effectively in the bigger picture.
The script is mature than one would expect especially its last act that is surprisingly softer and sensible that one usually doesn't get in such action features. It is rich on technical aspects like cinematography, camera work and editing that helps chew the characters' perspective in, appropriately which are aptly cooked and three dimensional.
There are few pathos track in here but it is what helps keep the feature grounded and viewers rooting for the character. If Eastwood is ferocious and has finesse, Hingle is equally powerful and challenging for him with Stevens supporting her decently especially in its last act.
The director Post may not have Leone's precision but has patience and awareness of its characters strength which he uses it wisely. Whistle blowing dialogues, sharp sound effects and mature take on the genre are the high points of the feature.
Hang 'Em High hangs stuff higher than genre calls for or one would expect, it's refreshingly good.
I’ve started to develop some appreciation for Westerns over the last few years, and I think Clint Eastwood is in some of the best. He brings the perfect personality for his role in Hang ‘Em High as he portrays a law man who is caught between doing his job and getting revenge against men who have wronged him. You can see why people are intimidated by him, and why some might seek underhanded means to get rid of him. The flaw in this film is the fact that it doesn’t maintain enough focus on the central storyline. The plot starts to feel episodic, like there are separate chapters with little connective tissue between them. I like some of the small adventures in the story, but I wanted something to tie it all together at the end. When they finally get back around to the main plot that started everything, I had forgotten who was who and couldn’t decide if I cared. That being said, the way things play out in Hang ‘Em High is thought-provoking and satisfying. I liked seeing the division between the Judge and his Marshals, even though they were working together. A further exploration of their different viewpoints on justice would have been interesting. There was enough going on in Hang ‘Em High that I would watch it again, but I wonder if it would have worked better as a TV series rather than a single film.
VerVery good action scenes and actieing a most watch for the family The only thing I hate is it dont come on any more Clint Eastwood is a very good actor
Nothing particularly great or new here just a solid western cashing in on the success of the dollars trilogy but lacking on the iconic feel.
A good film, with some high points, good performances, and an interesting revenge story, as well as some bigger themes about the law and how it's applied. I did find it awkward at times, when the music or a scene seemed to be imitating the mood of Clint's great spaghetti westerns, but not so effectively.
One of the last great westerns.