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½ April 2, 2015
A very respectable Eastwood western. His directing skill is just as manly as his screen presence. Straight to the point with no fancy shots. His acting is very restrained and you could argue that he's not a good actor at all. Like other actors like Jack Nicholson, the man has the face of a star. Very authentic. He doesn't say much, but when he does speak it's a memorable one-liner. As director and actor Eastwood knows what is too little and what is too much, and he delivers what is necessary. He has enough confidence in the story to let it sell itself without the help of gimmicks and western cliches. The film is very dark, but Eastwood plays his character in a light-hearted way, when he's not in a violent confrontation or witnessing something tragic, and there's a lot of violence and tragedy in this movie. It paints a very hellish picture of the old west. Some characters are even traumatized. Everyone who joins Eastwood has some emotional damage and have lost everything. The depressing nature of the movie makes the finale feel all the more triumphant because once you've made it that far you might be feeling a little angry at the world and how cruel it can be.
March 31, 2015
One of the best western movies of all time.
March 14, 2015
classic movie. If you like westerns, good acting, interesting characters, or any clint eastwood movie, I would definitely recommend.
February 28, 2015
One of the great westerns. Dan George is amazing.
February 24, 2015
this is a great movie!!!!!!!!!
February 1, 2015
One of the best westerns of all time, great story and cast. Tell Shomi to change the description of the movie though, its totally incorrect.
January 25, 2015
An odd Western, but I dug it.
January 4, 2015
An American Western masterpiece!!
½ December 28, 2014
This is an important part of why I like Westerns: their "revisionist" history.
December 24, 2014
Epic movie, timeless classic tale from the Wild West period. Eastwood's best performance that I've seen as a lead role.
December 15, 2014
Like every other Eastwood western, it's great!
½ November 29, 2014
Superb tale of a legendary Confederate rider whose name echoes across the wide land. Those who hunt him seek to bury there own pasts, but get buried themselves.
October 13, 2014
The best Eastwood western is crisp,well written and well......Clint's just soooooo bad ass in this classic story of revenge.
October 3, 2014
A really dumb shoot-em-up western, complete with gatling guns. Hard to believe that this is from the same director as "Flags of Our Fathers!"
October 3, 2014
Typical Eastwood action, excecution, and it's ability to draw you in to the movie. A tevisionist western that includes a great cast, an honest perspective of the tradgedy of the civil was as well as a connection to our native americans...number one of my five favorite westerns that includes Tombstone, Open Range and Silverado
September 30, 2014
Eastwood Directs And Stars As A Hard-Hitting, Fast-Drawing Loner, Recalling Traits From His "Man With No Name" Character From His Spaghetti Westerns. After Avenging His family's Brutal Murder, Wales Is Branded An Outlaw & Must Stay On The Run. He Travels Alone Until A Group Of Outcasts Are Drawn To Him. Wales Must Now Protect His Surrogate Family, From The Bounty Hunters After Him & Indians Who May Attack At Any Moment. Eastwood's Skill Before & Behind The Camera Connects With His Audience Through The Films Dry Humour, Tenderness & Its Action Sequences.
September 29, 2014
Love how he gobs on all manner of creatures
September 28, 2014
I own this on DVD and Blu-Ray.
½ September 3, 2014
(63%)
Without doubt a Eastwood movie. The plot is simple, the characters are simple, the direction is very unfussy and it tells its story well. This is a 70's PG so expect a fair amount of violence, a couple of rape scenes, and a message that if people wrong you then bloody vengeance is the only answer. The pacing isn't exactly sharp, but there's at least a realistic, gritty edge throughout. And old Clint plays an old west wronged man like no other, and it's clear that he has learned a thing or two from all those spaghetti westerns. Overall a good watch that all true fans should track down.
½ August 20, 2014
'The Man With No Name' revives his western career with another classic although it doesn't reach the high standards of his first trilogy, "The Dollars".
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