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½ January 25, 2016
89%
Watched this on 25/1/16
A forgotten classic, perhaps the best western directed by Eastwood, The Outlaw has a layered story, much denser than what you can expect in the genre with a lot of characters and a relatively fast pace, but with some sort of a slow epic feel. Eastwood's character is as mysterious as his characters from the early westerns and it's extremely well shot. It's really dark at times, surprisingly with nudity as well. It's more action packed and violent than your average western.
January 10, 2016
This movie was an excellent film. Despite the one scene were the characters looked like they were shooting at nothing in the early scenes on there horses galloping in war, everything about Joe is amazing. He is very interesting, and it had Will Sampson. It was historically interesting film, and just one of my favorites.
½ August 3, 2015
A good adventure film with cool lines and cool cowboys. Trim 15 minutes and its great
July 28, 2015
Clint Eastwood once again kicks ass in The Outlaw Josey Wales: a well crafted and entertaining western
May 25, 2015
Fantastic Western. Eastwood shines as usual.
April 3, 2015
I loved it one of favorite westerns
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!"
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