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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

3 Ratings: 5.0
A movie directed by Andrew Dominik

Of all the movies made about or glancingly involving the 19th-century outlaw Jesse Woodson James,The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Fordis the most reflective, most ambitious, most intricately fascinating, and indisputably most beautiful. … see full wiki

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Director: Andrew Dominik
3 reviews about The Assassination of Jesse James by the...
review by . April 10, 2009
Let me begin this review by saying that in general, I hate Western movies. If you ask me to name my 100 favorite movies, Silverado and Dances with Wolves might come in somewhere around 95. I thought Eastwood's Unforgiven (released in 1992) was a dark, and crappy rehash of Pretty Woman (released in 1990), and I laughed out loud whenever listening to the contrived dialogues of Sergio Leone's spaghetti Westerns.     So watching this movie was a pleasant surprise. Brad Pitt has a …
review by . May 22, 2008
I love this movie. From the performances to the cinematography to the timing to the direction to the music, it's emotional and cerebral.     It seems to me that it perfectly captures the feelings of being tired. Tired of running. Tired of being a nobody. If this is what a Western can be in the 21st Century then by all means, make more of them. There are no good and bad archetypes here. There's no blind patriotism tipping a white hat to a nation's mythological past. These are …
review by . February 07, 2008
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THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD is one of the finer films about the history of the Old West 'heroes' such as Jesse James. It is difficult to describe the degree of high quality of the way in which this film has been created: the script (adapted by Andrew Dominick from Ron Hansen's novel) is as poetic as it is gritty and flows like a Shakespearean tragedy both in narration and in dialog; the exceptionally fine cinematography by Roger Deakins captures the flavor of the times, …
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