Tuesday, 8 May 2012

68. Unforgiven

What it's about
An old cowboy agrees to take one last job as a gunslinger.

What I thought
I like cowboys.

What Mum thought
Mum had seen this one before. "As we've said before, the main problem with this list is there are so many good films that sometimes so much quality becomes a little dull. I love Clint Eastwood as a director, but yeah, yeah, yeah... Retired, been talked in to one last job... It's great, but I can't see why it's on the list. The cinematography isn't great. The plot is cliched, to put it mildly. Acting... meh! Dialogue... meh, a bit awkward in places. This is a decent enough film, but it hasn't had a huge influence on the film industry. It won Oscars over A Scent of a Woman and A Few Good Men. Both of which I would rank higher than this even if those two wouldn't make my top 100."
What Dad thought
First time for Dad. "I really enjoyed this film. I though it was a really good example of the anti-hero and loved Eastwood's performance. The story of the cop/soldier/assassin coming out of retirement for one last job has been done many times, but this is a very good example."

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