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High Plains Drifter Reviews

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October 26, 2008
As a director, Eastwood is not as good as he seems to think he is. As an actor, he is probably better than he allows himself to be.
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2002
There's some nice action here, and the whole thing is cloaked in an archetypal spookiness that makes High Plains Drifter work not only as a 'man with no name' Western but also as something a little deeper.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
October 3, 2002
Dark, bloody, and uncompromising; the ultimate deconstruction of the Western genre.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 23, 2013
Mysterious, sporadically comical, and classically Eastwood, High Plains Drifter is a wholly satisfying revenge saga that's askew enough to surprise as it exercises known elements.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 14, 2005
Savory Eastwood western.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 3, 2009
Clint Eastwood's first Western as director is rather fascinating due to its quasi-supernatural component.
May 21, 2008
Eastwood's second directorial effort is mechanically stylish.
April 3, 2005
Clint Eastwood's second film as a director -- and his first western -- is a minor classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2006
This was supposed to be Eastwood's fond adieu to the worlds of Sergio Leone and Don Siegel; and indeed he cuts the operatic excess of the former with the punchy economy of the latter.
January 1, 2000
the universal story in its most basic form
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 16, 2005
Clint's a supernatural amoral mythical hero (of the pulp novel kind), bent on cruelty and getting revenge for a past misdeed.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 28, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
January 22, 2003
High Plains Drifter will make an excellent double bill along with Eastwood's other post-modern Western, the 1992 Unforgiven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2004
Paint the town red, Clint. It's your strangest and one of your best westerns.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
This film is hardcore. Not hardcore as in lots of blood and guts, but more in that it's just plain nasty. Everyone therein is nasty, and the hero is the nastiest man in the flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 31, 2013
A shaky sophomore effort ... Eastwood would direct a far superior Western, The Outlaw Josey Wales, three years later.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
A funny, brutal, scary movie, daringly surreal in its mix of Western and horror themes.
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