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Year
1971
Runtime
120 min.
Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Drama, Western
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
12,488
Checks
4,996
Favs
538
Dislikes
59
Favs/checks
10.8% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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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.
    6 years 6 months ago
  2. Timec's avatar

    Timec

    Not only is it rather decidedly not "long and boring," it is, in fact, one of the greatest, most beautiful and haunting and enthralling films ever made. 9 years 7 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.
    5 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #36 in IMDb's Western Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #45 in Stanley Kubrick, Cinephile
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  3. This movie ranks #55 in BFI's 100 Westerns
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  4. This movie ranks #90 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  5. This movie ranks #206 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  6. This movie ranks #221 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  9. This movie ranks #447 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  10. This movie ranks #486 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  12. This movie ranks #539 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  13. This movie ranks #561 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  14. This movie ranks #568 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  17. This movie ranks #735 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  18. This movie ranks #969 in The Criterion Collection
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