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The Outlaw Josey Wales Reviews

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July 6, 2010
The screenplay is another one of those violence revues, with carnage production numbers slotted every so often.
May 21, 2003
A soggy attempt at a post-Civil War western epic.
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 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.
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
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
April 2, 2005
One of Eastwood's earliest 5-star Western classics.
| Original Score: 5/5
December 30, 2002
Arguably Eastwood's best film, as both an actor and director.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Eastwood is just one of several interesting and three-dimensional characters in a story that is as much about the shape of the country at the close of the Civil War as it is an action Western.
August 3, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2009
It's a powerful, revisionist, revenge Western with many unique touches.
April 8, 2001
...welcome entertainment, straightforward Hollywood filmmaking at its best.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 2, 2004
A top-notch Western.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
March 19, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 10, 2005
Eastwood whups 'em again
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 26, 2007
Fun western character study
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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