The Outlaw Josey Wales Reviews

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October 30, 2019
Eastwood is hamstrung by the script, which purports to be about revenge... but so quickly veers off into other directions it's virtually impossible to keep the original impetus in mind.
July 22, 2019
The Outlaw Josey Wales could be said to be the work of an artist without any other goal than the mechanical repetition of formulas and already known situations. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 27, 2016
Eastwood's laconic gunslinger leaves a trail of bodies and tobacco spit throughout the film, but the trajectory lies in his questioning of the Man-of-No-Name mold though interaction with the more earthbound humans.
July 27, 2016
Clint Eastwood seized the directorial reins from Phil Kaufman and fashioned this tough, sprawling post-Civil War western epic into something approaching a personal testament.
October 14, 2011
It's true enough that The Outlaw Josey Wales makes no attempt to hide its true nature, but that isn't to say it doesn't reward a closer look.
August 8, 2011
Wales also possesses a touching emotional vulnerability that marks another significant step away from Eastwood's often-overcriticized "macho" image.
June 25, 2011
An important movie in the maturation of Clint Eastwood as both actor and director.
May 30, 2011
Though the story is pat...there's pleasure to be had in the memorable one-liners, the irreverent humor...and the Western action against the backdrop of frontier scenery. [Blu-ray]
July 6, 2010
The screenplay is another one of those violence revues, with carnage production numbers slotted every so often.
June 5, 2009
It's a powerful, revisionist, revenge Western with many unique touches.
October 26, 2008
[Eastwood] gets to the heart of the matter briskly, orchestrates his confrontations intelligently and gets off without lingering unduly over the resultant ugliness.
October 26, 2008
An underrated early directorial effort by Clint Eastwood.
October 26, 2008
An epic journey to redemption, set against a riveting portrait of a battered country.
August 3, 2008
February 26, 2007
Fun western character study
August 17, 2006
January 26, 2006
Demonstrated Eastwood's ability to recreate his first starring role, as the mythic Man with No Name of the Italian Westerns, and to subtly undercut it through comedy and mockery.
October 10, 2005
Eastwood whups 'em again
June 13, 2005
April 2, 2005
One of Eastwood's earliest 5-star Western classics.
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