Appaloosa (2008)

Upon drifting into a troubled Western outpost and discovering that the helpless locals are being terrorized by a ruthless rancher and his brutish hired hands, two rugged, straight-shooting peacemakers decide to stick around and put things… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 3, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2009
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A traditional genre western, Appaloosa sets itself apart with smart psychology, an intriguing love triangle, and good chemistry between the leads.

Ben Lyons
At the Movies

It was at times incredibly slow and even poorly edited, and I've never understood the appeal of Renee Zelwegger.

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Todd McCarthy

Dialogue, much of it lifted straight from Parker's novel, proves mostly engaging.

Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

Really, it's like watching three amigos passing the time of day in New Mexico while waiting for a call from Cronenberg.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Ed Harris does it better than anybody.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Harris displays a quiet, unshowy confidence and a genuine fondness for the genre, capturing the horses and guns and saloon glasses in a soft, almost-sundown light.

Don Groves

A droll Western with an odd romantic triangle.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Appaloosa takes the traditional notion of a lone lawman fighting injustice and turns it successfully on its head.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Harris co-wrote, directed and stars in the film, which is filled with humor, action and clever turns.

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James Rocchi
Common Sense Media

Old-fashioned Western features great performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Nice try but ultimately flawed and unsatisfying.
Mike S
We've seen it all before: a small town terrorized by a vile gang of outlaws; having their own way as if nothing could ever break their stride. That is,… More
Jens S.
A friendly little Western film with two great leading men that doesn't seem to dare to scare its audience all that much. There is relatively little… More
Phil Hubbs
A stunning cast can't really help this film, it looks good...damn good but the film is so poor really. The acting is very average, from such a top class… More
Al S
A great, sensational and old-fashioned entertainment crafted by a superb performer and fine filmmaker. A masterpiece. A skillfully and brilliantly made western… More
Daniel Perry
For me, Appaloosa was a let-down. I like the classic Westerns, where the silences speak as loudly as the dialogue, but to pull that off there has to be some… More