Unforgiven

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Universal acclaim- based on 151 Ratings

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  • Summary: In this Academy Award winning western, Eastwood and Freeman are down-on-their-luck outlaws who pick up their guns one last time in order to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of remote Big Whiskey, Wyoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Time
    Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    100
    Unforgiven questions the rules of a macho genre, summing up and maybe atoning for the flinty violence that made Eastwood famous. [10 Aug 1992]
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    100
    Clint Eastwood has crafted a tense, hard-edged, superbly dramatic yarn that is also an exceedingly intelligent meditation on the West, its myths and its heroes.
  3. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Julie Salamon
    100
    It's powerful entertainment. [22 Sept 1992, p.A16(E)]
  4. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    It's the actor/director's best movie - and the best Western by anybody in over 20 years. [7 Aug 1992]
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Fraser
    80
    It is the last great Western ever made, and it will always remain so.
  6. Christian Science Monitor
    Reviewed by: David Sterritt
    75
    Plays out its drama with enough old-fashioned sobriety to lend the proceedings a classical air, offering the comfort of familiarity rather than the thrill of discovery. [13 Aug 1992]
  7. The New Republic
    Reviewed by: Stanley Kauffmann
    30
    At the last, we're left with a film that tries to doll up a conventional genre with hints of depth, hoping to disguise the cross-dressing by putting it in the shape of an epic. Murnau, Mizoguchi, Ford, even you authors of the Book of Genesis, rest easy. [12 Oct 1992]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Apr 1, 2012
    10
    First off, this would be a 9.5 out of 10. Great western film. Acting is good. Morgan is good, and Clint is really good. Score all right. StoryFirst off, this would be a 9.5 out of 10. Great western film. Acting is good. Morgan is good, and Clint is really good. Score all right. Story is amazing. A great tale of the wild, old west. Action is also well done. Overall, unforgiven is great. It is best picture material, and one of the best westerns. You have to see this movie. Expand
  2. Aug 27, 2010
    10
    Hey, what do you know, it's Clint Eastwood's least depressing movie! :D (and a damn fine Western at that). It truly deserves to live alongsideHey, what do you know, it's Clint Eastwood's least depressing movie! :D (and a damn fine Western at that). It truly deserves to live alongside John Ford's finest films. Expand
  3. LuisL.
    Apr 16, 2006
    10
    in my opinion unforgiven is the best film of all times.
  4. Aug 2, 2011
    10
    Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. That is all you need for an outstanding movie. Well ofcourse all the other movie elements areClint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. That is all you need for an outstanding movie. Well ofcourse all the other movie elements are there on an above average level, although I`m pretty sure it would still be a great flick without them. This movie presents a simple story about vengence and that`s it. You don`t need much more than that to make a western. But this story shows more to it when we see the movie. A broken drunkard who turns out to be the devil himself, his friend who got himself found in the wrong time and the wrong place and an aggressive gun tootin` cowboy who doesn`t really get it. Faced by a Sherriff who thinks he knows what is good and what is bad. Like every ten rated movie, this one has its own legendary scene - a saloon scene I`ve never seen in any other western movie. It is a story of the wild wild west, where hardly anyone was a real hero. There are no real heroes and there are no real villains. Expand
  5. Aug 16, 2011
    9
    This is the best western I've seen. Very good history, very good actors and a very good film. One of the best movies I've seen too. AndThis is the best western I've seen. Very good history, very good actors and a very good film. One of the best movies I've seen too. And the final confrontation is epic. Expand
  6. Nov 2, 2015
    8
    A beautifully crafted western, Unforgiven is Clint Eastwood working at his very best as a director and an actor. The film is well-paced,A beautifully crafted western, Unforgiven is Clint Eastwood working at his very best as a director and an actor. The film is well-paced, well-directed, and well-acted on all accounts, especially Eastwood, Gene Hackman, and Jaimz Woolvet. Freeman is also good here, as is Richard Harris. The cinematography throughout is beautifully done and really captures the Western feel necessary for this one. In addition, the writing is great and the characters are all really well crafted and fleshed out. For as many characters as there were, it was never hard to identify what made them tick. It is not hard to understand why Unforgiven is so well liked by many, as it is definitely one of, if not the, best westerns of recent memory and features a more modern Eastwood reminding us why we love him in the saddle so much. Overall, Unforgiven is a great western film that features all of the elements you love from the best westerns and just presents it to a modern audience. Expand
  7. Aug 9, 2014
    4
    Unforgiven is a boring, meandering effort from Eastwood. It goes between the two plot lines but never really makes it interesting. The scriptUnforgiven is a boring, meandering effort from Eastwood. It goes between the two plot lines but never really makes it interesting. The script is a bit cliché, and it tries too hard to impress everyone, especially the Academy. I'm very surprised that it won Best Picture, but at the same time, I'm not surprised. Expand

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