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Year
1973
Runtime
105 min.
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genre
Western
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
27,791
Checks
5,049
Favs
332
Dislikes
31
Favs/checks
6.6% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
11:1
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  1. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    Actually, I saw little new here. Eastwoodis all knowing and all powerful, almost like a Wizard of Oz in Western form. Can he never miss when he shoots? Is there a woman he doesn't get? The film opens with spoiler I like some Westerns but not these kind of macho illusions. 5 years 5 months ago
  2. SkilledLunatic's avatar

    SkilledLunatic

    Although I liked this film, I have too agree with @ClassicLady when the topic is women. The way they're portrayed in this film is very unrealistic, everytime there was a woman on a scene I couldn't stop shaking my head. Outside that, it's a very good film, creating quite the atmosfere until the climax which was pretty satisfaying. All in all, it's worth the watch. 5 years 4 months ago
  3. GrooveRemote's avatar

    GrooveRemote

    A surprisingly different and interesting Eastwood Western. I feel incredibly stupid for not realizing the symbolism about 20 minutes earlier than I did, but I enjoyed it a lot afterwards.

    So, you've got a movie about a mysterious man who wanders into a little country town, and "saves" them from a trio of miscreants seeking revenge for something not immediately clear to the audience. I really enjoyed the way this movie flips your expectations. You go in expecting a less-good Fistful of Dollars, and get something totally unique and stylish in its own way, even if said style occasionally comes off as cheesy. It's a hard movie to talk about without spoilers, so most of this will be under the spoiler tag ahead: spoiler

    What strikes me as odd is the complaints here about the protagonist's treatment of women. Sure, it's not inherently moral at all, but neither is our protagonist. It's not glorifying his actions. They're just presented as-is. It's not about whether what he does is just, because on normal terms it isn't. But you have to consider the main character's intent, and the events depicted in the movie. spoiler

    Anyway, there's my two cents on that topic. Putting aside any accusations of sexism (which you could make some case for in the actual portrayal of the female characters, specifically Sarah rather than Callie), it's certainly not like any other Western out there. I'd recommend it to the surrealist crowd, in particular. It's not a bonafide classic, but given the option, I'd sure as hell speak in its favour.
    10 months 3 weeks ago
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  1. This movie ranks #40 in 100 Westerns (BFI Screen Guide)
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  2. This movie ranks #50 in Western
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  3. This movie ranks #437 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #490 in 501 Must See Movies
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  5. This movie ranks #558 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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