Unforgiven

Unforgiven

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Two retired outlaws take up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by a group of prostitutes seeking revenge, and run up against the sadistic sheriff of Big Whiskey, Montana.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
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reginator_22
May 04, 2020

Amazing film, never got to sit down and watch it in full until yesterday. Freeman, Hackman and Eastwood were great!

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N13m4nd
Jan 25, 2020

This is a move about violence, and there is a significant amount of violence in it. But unlike most Hollywood movies. Unforgiven is about the harm violence does to the perpetrator as well as the victim. There is a satisfying, classic cowboy-movie style shootout, but the goodguys are not very good, and the badguys aren’t entirely bad. It’s hard to know who to root for, and even the characters in the movie aren’t sure they want to do the things they’re doing. The tone of the movie is low-key and it does not hurry through its story, and yet (or perhaps because of this) the “action” scenes are remarkably tense, and there are even a few moments of understated humor. This is one of the films that cemented Clint Eastwood’s reputation as one of the great modern directors, and the world-class cast includes him, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Saul Rubinek, and Richard Harris. Unforgiven is one of the few movies that is as good as everyone tells you it is.

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asmarh
Jan 11, 2020

To Bells5133
Actually, there were several, noted, Black cowboys in the Old West, including some females. In fact, it is often estimated that 20-25% of all cowboys were of African descent.

Names include Isom Dart, Cherokee Bill, Bass Reeves, Nat Love, and Bill Pickett. Ever heard of the Buffalo Soldiers? All-Black Army Regiment?

As for how they would have been treated, you have to remember that then, and for the most part now, people in the West treated people based on how they carried themselves. You didn't go out of your way to ask for trouble. The Old West wasn't just white. You had Mexicans, Irish, Chinese, Italians, and other people who had come out from the East to settle the area. Life was hard enough. You didn't have time to indulge in your petty prejudices, and doing so could easily get you killed.

Just because you didn't see them on old TV shows don't mean they didn't exist...

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bell5133
Sep 08, 2019

It’s more than a story about cowboys taking on a murder for hire. It’s about seeking justice for a woman who was abused. I liked that the movie took a sober look at murder; the main characters didn’t glorify it or take it lightly. I don’t really understand what the point was in having a black actor portray a cowboy though. I’m pretty sure that there were no black cowboys in real life. And back during the time that this movie takes place, the whites would’ve been bringing attention to his race in a negative way. Instead, no one says a thing about it. They treat him like he’s a white guy. It’s unrealistic.

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Tony_Jeffers
Jul 27, 2019

I'm sure everyone in Big Whiskey voted for Trump; a town where bad mouth-in the President can get the sh*t kicked out-of-ya.

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EvanSchoenfeld
Jul 26, 2019

Need a movie make you feel fuzzy and comfortable to be great? All of the characters herein are complicated; none are wholly good or evil. Punishment follows a vicious crime by the simplest logic. Big Whiskey’s natural setting is a looker. This film is not for some people the way I can’t stand Disney, I guess.

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aaropender
Jul 08, 2019

Not sure where the awards came from. Basically everything about the film is average. The new True Grit is a much better Western, if that's what you need. Hostiles with Bale is also a very good serious, emotionally and cognitively meaningful film. The only remarkable part of this movie was Hackman's performance.

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susancp61
Mar 31, 2019

Great movie.
Great cast.
It won Oscars for Best Movie,
Best Director, Best Supporting Actor
and Best Film Editing. Clint Eastwood
lost Best Actor, to, Al Pacino, for
Scent of A Woman.
What a crime!

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avocadotree
Jul 12, 2018

Classic

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firefly5
Nov 28, 2017

I honestly did not think I would watch this until the end. I hated the way the women were treated, although that was probably true to life at the time, leaving two young children alone on a pig farm is unbelievable, there was so much violence. But I wanted to find out what all the fuss was about with this movie. Oscar winner for best picture and Oscar winner for best actor. There were some very good cinema shots but often I would find a scene somewhat off-kilter. Just so unbelievable as to be laughable. Oh well, to each their own. Love it or not, whatever!

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reginator_22
May 04, 2020

Little Bill Daggett: You'd be William Munny out of Missouri. Killer of women and children.

Will Munny: That's right. I've killed women and children. I've killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I'm here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned.

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jessadam2
Mar 25, 2013

Still one of my all time Favorites .

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"She was a comely young woman and not without prospects. Therefore it was heartbreaking to her mother that she would enter into marriage with William Munny, a known thief and murderer, a man of notoriously vicious and intemperate disposition. When she died, it was not at his hands as her mother might have suspected, but of smallpox. That was 1878."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"Last night I said I missed my wife. Tonight I just miss my dadgummed bed."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"I ain't killed as many as you on account of my youth."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"You know, he don't have a straight angle in that whole god-damned porch, or the whole house for that matter. He is the worst damn carpenter."

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"If you were to try to assassinate a king, sir, the, how shall I say it, the aura of royalty would cause you to miss. But, a president -- I mean, why not shoot a president?"

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

"It's a hell of a thing, killin' a man. Take away all he's got, and all he's ever gonna have."

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reginator_22
May 04, 2020

Violence: Gun violence

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iwasthewalrus
Sep 19, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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iwasthewalrus
Sep 19, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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davidharvie
May 21, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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davidharvie
May 21, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

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iwasthewalrus
Sep 19, 2010

iwasthewalrus thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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davidharvie
May 21, 2008

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britprincess1
Jul 24, 2012

A retired widower gunslinger takes on one more job in order to avenge a prostitute who was brutally slashed and now has no means to make a living.

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