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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Writer-director Andrew Dominik takes his time with the story, but his languorous pacing allows tension to build -- and permits the actors, Affleck in particular, to add nuance and depth to characters who'll seem familiar only at first glance."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR.org
"Awesome splendor and a striking essay on celebrity reward those who brave the 2 1/2-hour run time."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Affleck manages to strike so many right notes, that by the end of the film, it is easy to forget what a loathsome toady he was at film's start, and you cannot help but feel real pain as Ford's inevitably sad fate unravels before our eyes."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Cinematic aerophagia"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Stylized like a Ken Burns documentary."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is the story...of the moment in America when myth was murdered by mere celebrity and we were left, perhaps forever, with only the latter's meager consolations."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"It's a view of the West beyond the myth that's worth enduring, if not relishing."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Examining the transient nature of memories and mythmaking, "Coward" understands there are as many crooked legacies in high definition, as there were 130 years ago in dog-eared dime-store paperbacks and ghoulish stage productions."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"ovaj film zahtijeva mnogo strpljenja od prosje%u010Dnog gledatelja"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Index.hr
"This film is far too long but the central relationship of James and Ford is fascinating."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Moseying along for 160 minutes, this revisionist western by writer-director Andrew Dominik makes a wan attempt to present the Jesse James legend as the dawn of celebrity culture in America."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Brad Pitt as Jesse James: Seldom has an actor been so perfectly cast."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is an engrossing and hypnotic western that places a heavy emphasis on atmosphere, character and reality."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"As the coward Robert Ford, Casey Affleck is a revelation. Nothing you have seen from him will prepare you for his brilliant work as the childlike young man who goes on to be the downfall of his hero."
‑ JimmyO, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"As of October 1st 2007, this is officially the best film I have seen all year."
‑ Kevin McCarthy, WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)

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