Dedicated to his mentors Sergio Leone and Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood's 1992 Oscar-winner examines the mythic violence of the Western, taking on the ghosts of his own star past. Disgusted by Sheriff "L... read more
DVD Release Date: March 26, 1997
Stats: 7,074 reviews
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April 15, 2013
Clint Eastwood's modern Western classic is a slow yet oddly engaging deconstruction of the traditional Western roles, expectations and stereotypes. The first time we see our hero he is running behind some pigs and falls into the mud, never gets tired of mentioning the terrible th...
January 15, 2013
An ex-gunslinger comes out of retirement to collect the bounty on a pair of cowpokes who disfigured a young prostitute. Clint Eastwood directs and stars in a deconstruction of the myth of the old west that examines the kind of man who would exist in a society which provides mean ...
November 18, 2012
A triumph from Director, Clint Eastwood. A great and incredible film. A masterful piece of work. It's brilliant, epic, terrific, powerful, gripping, excellent and sometimes effective. An astonishing and breathtaking work of art. I don't think I've seen a picture of this rare cali...
June 3, 2012
Eastwood deconstructs the myths of the Western with this dark, realistic film devoid of any romanticism of the Wild West - but which also serves as a glorious farewell for the genre, with a melancholic score and an epic cinematography, escalating the tension to a brutal, fantasti...
March 29, 2012fb1664868775
One of the best westerns of all time. Hands down.
March 3, 2012fb100000716838411
Loved the cast, loved the subtle intensity, loved the characters, loved everything. Easily the best of all Westerns.
January 7, 2012
Solid western with dark undertones. One of the better films from Eastwood. This is in a way kinda anti-western with a "hero" possessed by his past and limited by his physical condition. This film is all about the characters, not the shoot-outs or escapes. Still it feels a bit ove...
September 18, 2011
Not that great. There was some good scenes...but overall it wasn't so good. The final scene was pretty fun (I think I've seen it before). Not Clint at his best. Didn't deserve the best picture oscar.
August 13, 2011
Eastwood's rousing and resounding humble human answer to every other Western ever made: there are real consequences to violence of every kind. It"s not cool, not glorious. It's ... inhumane, violence. Inhuman. The debunking of longheld myth, movie myth, and even Eastwood's ow...
August 4, 2011
A classic Western! I really haven't seen too many Westerns, but this is the best one that I have ever seen. Nominated for 9 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, Unforgiven is a true example of a film that proved the Western could be legit again.
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