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Appaloosa

5 Ratings: 2.2
Westerns movie directed by Ed Harris

The Western has been an endangered species, on and off, for something like 40 years now. Welcome toAppaloosa, Ed Harris's film of the Robert B. Parker novel--first because it exists at all, but even more because Harris as star, director, and co-screenwriter … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Westerns
Director: Ed Harris
Genre: Western
5 reviews about Appaloosa
review by . January 13, 2010
... of a classic gunfighter western: stark desert canyons, ember sunsets and silvery moonlight, windswept shanty town with plush velvet&oak saloon, Indian ponies silhouetted against forever blue sky. Snaggle-toothed desperadoes versus weary-eyed sun-chapped drifters still dragging their good-souled baggage from the Civil War. Ed Harris is a great actor, one of Holloywood's true professionals, while Viggo Mortensen and Jeremy Irons ain't exactly chopped liver as actors either. Renee Zellweger manages …
review by . August 02, 2009
Pros: Principle performances; details      Cons: Just a few.     The Bottom Line: Appalossa does not disappoint.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. A Western, now those are few and far between these days.  So, when a interesting and entertaining one comes alone, one might want to stand up and take notice.  I didn't pay much attention to the Ed Harris directed Applaossa (2008) when it …
review by . March 26, 2009
The Robert P. Parker novel of the same name is a story of late 19th Century friendship. If you've read Kipling or any of several 19th Century novelists, you'll recognize the kind of relationship. It is far more intimate on one level than anything most men would feel comfortable with today and, at the same time, more distant and respectful of boundaries.     Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch have been lawmen roving the west for a dozen years. If a town needs a sheriff or town marshall, …
review by . March 26, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Ed Harris, Viggo Mortenson, and Jeremy Irons ... all struck me as ideal types to play Western characters, and each does a good job here. The story is classic Western: Bragg, a ruthless and lawless gang leader terrorizes the town of Appaloosa, making it impossible for the locals to mine the local copper. After Bragg brazenly kills the local sherrif, the town leaders decide to hire a couple of gunslingers and put them in charge of the law. The only problem was a fickle woman, who threatened to come …
review by . February 02, 2009
Although as a Western, Appaloosa has its fair share of the usual barren landscapes, quick-on-the-draw shootings and loners traveling about the countryside exacting their own brand of harsh justice, this directorial offering by Ed Harris is really a slyly funny sex comedy with all the trappings of saucy French burlesque.      . . . French, that is as in Mrs. Allie French, the Reneé Zellweger character who wreaks havoc on the minds of two meandering lawmen--friends Virgil Cole, …
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