The Grey Fox (1982)
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It's hard to believe this is still only available on VHS. Farnsworth delivers an understated, classy and occasionally menacing performance. The film on the whole is effectively simple, with a sense of authenticity, but with just enough embellishment to emphasize the somewhat mythic character of the outlaw hero Miner. The train robberies reminded me quite a bit of the ones in The Assassination of Jesse James, so I wonder if this film made an impression on its director.
Well said the3rdman, this film deserves a restored print on blu-ray. I wish Criterion would champion this sadly neglected gem.
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This movie ranks #20 in TIFF's Top Canadian Films
This movie ranks #27 in ICM Forum's 500<400
This movie ranks #32 in BFI's 100 Westerns