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Year
1971
Runtime
120 min.
Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Drama, Western
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
12,488
Checks
4,542
Favs
489
Dislikes
58
Favs/checks
10.8% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Torgo's avatar

    Torgo

    Easy to see how opinions over this decidedly "other" Anti-Western are divided. I too found the buildup pretty uninviting but the photography and soundtrack by Leonard Cohen magnificent. And what a wonderful climax in the snow that is.
    I'm usually having problems with the films by Robert Altman, though. This is not for all - you have to see which party you belong to.
    3 years 11 months ago
  2. sureup's avatar

    sureup

    I guess I didn't get it... To me it was incredibly dull and it felt like a 4 hour movie about nothing. 6 years 4 months ago
  3. senorroboto's avatar

    senorroboto

    A really interesting take on the western, with a gunslinger spoiler, lots of long static shots interspersed with some more spaghetti western-inspired quick zooms to closeup. Julie Christie really shines as a prostitute with a heart of gold nugget.

    The audio mixing is a bit unintelligible, partly by Altman's intention to capture both dialogue and background noise and partly because Altman's experimentation with multi-track recording to accomplish this wasn't quite ready for primetime.
    3 years 3 months ago
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  3. This movie ranks #55 in 100 Westerns (BFI Screen Guide)
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  4. This movie ranks #89 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  5. This movie ranks #207 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  7. This movie ranks #316 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  8. This movie ranks #344 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  9. This movie ranks #447 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  10. This movie ranks #486 in 501 Must See Movies
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  13. This movie ranks #561 in National Film Registry
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  14. This movie ranks #572 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  15. This movie ranks #597 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  18. This movie ranks #967 in The Criterion Collection
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