Unforgiven

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    William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner and a cocky greenhorn, he takes on a corrupt sheriff.

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    It shouldn't be missed by anyone with a taste for Eastwood's typically slanted morality. It's the actor/director's best movie -- and the best Western by anybody -- in over 20 years.

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    Unforgiven ain't nuthin' new, y'unnerstan', but it's a good, old-fashioned western-type pitcher with plenty o' rootin' tootin' action 'n' big ol' horses 'n' 10-gallon hats 'n' sech.

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    Eastwood deliberately upends the conventions of the western, subverting his own image in the process.

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    The Western is back. With a vengeance. Saddle up or get out of the way.

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    This is the finest set of performances ever to grace a Clint Eastwood movie, and this time Eastwood even does a good job directing Eastwood. Every bullet in this movie matters.

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    This dark, melancholic film is a reminder-never more necessary than now-of what the American cinema is capable of, in the way of expressing a mature, morally complex and challenging view of the world.

    4/4
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    Eastwood's meditation on age, repute, courage, heroism -- on all those burdens he has been carrying with such good grace for decades.

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    One of Unforgiven's assets is the way it overturns conventions, taking the man who is typically the hero and making him the villain, while transforming the traditional bad guy into a sympathetic protagonist.

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    A classic Western for the ages.

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    There's not much dramatic urgency apart from the revisionist context.

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    In this dark, timeless terrain, the film achieves a magnificent intensity.

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    Unforgiven is a most entertaining western that pays homage to the great tradition of movie westerns while surreptitiously expressing a certain amount of skepticism.

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    That implacable moral balance, in which good eventually silences evil, is at the heart of the Western, and Eastwood is not shy about saying so.

    4/4
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    In three decades of climbing into the saddle, Eastwood has never ridden so tall.

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    Jumps adroitly between the macho and anti-macho, the romantic and anti-romantic.

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    By now ... Eastwood has little more than a paint-by-numbers approach to acting. As a result, we relate to Munny more as a compendium of Eastwood's earlier characters.

    2/5
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    This is the best work Eastwood has done as a director since The Outlaw Josey Wales 16 years ago.

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    Enjoy it for the handsome wide-screen vistas, the interplay of the actors, the classical sweep of its story line. Just don't expect the new, soul-searching Eastwood to be any more dramatically convincing than the old.

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