The Hired Hand (1971)
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as Harry Collings
as Arch Harris
as Hannah Collings
as Dan Griffen
as Mexican Woman
as Mrs. Sorenson
as Janey Collings
Critic Reviews for The Hired Hand
A touching and absurd example of the hippie western.
This groundbreaking 1971 western nimbly upsets most of our expectations about cowboy movies.
Peter Fonda, Warren Oates and Verna Bloom build a complicated, touching, subtle triangle of longing and regret.
If Dennis Hopper dismantles revisionist-Western ennui in The Last Movie, Fonda embellishes it with poetic muddiness
Bloom is excellent as the abandoned wife who aserts her independence even when she's so vulnerable.
...perhaps the best of that cycle of realistic, existential Westerners produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s
Audience Reviews for The Hired Hand
150825: 50 of top 50. A story about lonely lives and the sometimes-uncomfortable interpersonal relationships that occurred in the old west. Features occasional graphic violence that sharply contrasts the even, if not slow, pace.
Am I the only one that doesn't feel that the pretty images elevate this poor and empty drama a good movie.
Great film. Perfect cinematography, especially for the era. One of the top films of the early 1970's and possibly the most accurate/believable westerns ever made.
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