|Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: August 7, 1992||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
It's powerful entertainment. [22 Sept 1992, p.A16(E)]
Under its leathery hide is a genuine compulsion to de-romanticize Western gunfighting. Every bullet in this movie matters, and by the end Munny's alcohol-fuelled, satanic purposefulness is shocking: in the climax, even his choice of victims has a crazy excess. [10 Aug 1992, p.70]
It's the actor/director's best movie - and the best Western by anybody in over 20 years. [7 Aug 1992]
If Unforgiven occasionally overstates its case, this is the best work Eastwood has done as a director since The Outlaw Josey Wales 16 years ago.
As a moral reconsideration of the role of violence in previous Eastwood films, this is strong and sure, and characters who play against genre expectations give the film a provocative aftertaste. The only limitation, really, is that the picture hasn't much dramatic urgency apart from its revisionist context. Read full review
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