This was refreshingly good. There's plenty that's cliche about the characters, but both the acting and the directing really manage to pull it through. Shirley MacLaine really pushes what she's given to the limits and manages to create a real 3D person. Then the scenes where they're just doing things in real time, such as burying the bodies, pulling the arrow out or planting the bomb, are really held up by dynamic character interaction and become the more fascinating than the plot. (Though I will say the plot was refreshingly enjoyable as well.) All in all, exceeded my expectations for both Don Siegel and Eastwood.