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The Outlaw Josey Wales Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 26, 2008
An epic journey to redemption, set against a riveting portrait of a battered country.
February 26, 2007
Fun western character study
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2005
One of Eastwood's earliest 5-star Western classics.
| Original Score: 5/5
October 23, 2004
Eastwood is such a taciturn and action-oriented performer that it's easy to overlook the fact that he directs many of his movies -- and many of the best, most intelligent ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2004
A top-notch Western.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 11, 2004
Eastwood's brooding, bloody masterpiece.
| Original Score: 5/5
May 10, 2004
Eastwood's constant re-sketching of and playful ambivalence towards Eastwood-as-Star is brilliantly illustrated in The Outlaw Josey Wales.
March 17, 2004
Still Eastwood's best directorial effort for my money.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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