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Screen superstar and Academy Award-winner Clint Eastwood ("Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby") directs himself in this classic portrayal of an ex-Confederate soldier who returns home after the war to find his family murdered by a rogue group of Unionists. Refusing to surrender, he sets off on a path of lethal revenge, pitting him against his former commander. Co-starring Sondra Locke ("Every Which Way You Can," "Sudden Impact") and Sam Bottoms ("The Last Picture Show"), and written by Philip Kaufman ("The Right Stuff"). In 1996, this film was inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 35
- Fresh: 33
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 8.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: [Eastwood] gets to the heart of the matter briskly, orchestrates his confrontations intelligently and gets off without lingering unduly over the resultant ugliness.
Fresh: Eastwood is such a taciturn and action-oriented performer that it's easy to overlook the fact that he directs many of his movies -- and many of the best, most intelligent ones.
Fresh: All in all, a very creditable film.
Fresh: Demonstrated Eastwood's ability to recreate his first starring role, as the mythic Man with No Name of the Italian Westerns, and to subtly undercut it through comedy and mockery.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, one of the best westerns ever done with a ton of great one liners! "you gonna draw those pistols, or whistle Dixie?". Clint is THE man!
The outlaw Josey wales