Unforgiven (1992)

Dedicated to his mentors Sergio Leone and Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood's 1992 Oscar-winner examines the mythic violence of the Western, taking on the ghosts of his own star past. Disgusted by Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 26, 1997
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As both director and star, Clint Eastwood strips away decades of Hollywood varnish applied to the Wild West, and emerges with a series of harshly eloquent statements about the nature of violence.

Mike Clark
USA Today

It shouldn't be missed by anyone with a taste for Eastwood's typically slanted morality. It's the actor/director's best movie -- and the best Western by anybody -- in over 20 years.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

The Western is back. With a vengeance. Saddle up or get out of the way.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Eastwoods' best, most personal work as both an actor and director can be found in this dark and sombre western classic.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Unforgiven ain't nuthin' new, y'unnerstan', but it's a good, old-fashioned western-type pitcher with plenty o' rootin' tootin' action 'n' big ol' horses 'n' 10-gallon hats 'n' sech.

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

This is the finest set of performances ever to grace a Clint Eastwood movie, and this time Eastwood even does a good job directing Eastwood. Every bullet in this movie matters.

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Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works

casts an unforgiving eye, from both insider and outsider perspectives, on the brutalities and hypocrisies of an 'enlightened' nation's Restoration period.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Eastwood deliberately upends the conventions of the western, subverting his own image in the process.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

This dark, melancholic film is a reminder-never more necessary than now-of what the American cinema is capable of, in the way of expressing a mature, morally complex and challenging view of the world.

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Realistic and thoughtful, Unforgiven has the pictorial sweep we've come to expect from the genre and the intelligence too long missing from it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
A very good Western. Eastwood is grand.
xGary Xx
An ex-gunslinger comes out of retirement to collect the bounty on a pair of cowpokes who disfigured a young prostitute. Clint Eastwood directs and stars in a… More
Chris Weber
I'm a little undecided on the specific rating, being torn betweeen a 4 and a 4 1/2, so let's just call it around a B+ to an A-. When this film can… More
Al S
A triumph from Director, Clint Eastwood. A great and incredible film. A masterful piece of work. It's brilliant, epic, terrific, powerful, gripping,… More
Jens S.
Clint Eastwood's modern Western classic is a slow yet oddly engaging deconstruction of the traditional Western roles, expectations and stereotypes. The… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Eastwood deconstructs the myths of the Western with this dark, realistic film devoid of any romanticism of the Wild West - but which also serves as a glorious… More

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