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Siskoid

A flawed masterpiece, it may just turn out to be my favorite of the "last westerns" (by which I mean that subgenre of westerns that details, either through plot or style, the end of that era). The story could be described as "a man who doesn't want to run is chased by a man who doesn't want to catch him", and is a gorgeously apocalyptic vision of the West. Here is a Old West that has grown into a static and aimless wasteland where one simply waits to die. In a way, it's a tragic parody of the classic western. I can't get Bob Dylan's score out of my head, and Slim Pickens' death immediately went to my list of favorite death scenes. In the end, it's really about Garrett killing the best part of himself, and if it makes the movie sound poetic, it is.
7 years 4 months ago
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senorroboto

A really interesting and complex take on the sunset of the Wild West, encapsulated in the struggle between two men: one youngish, one oldish; one used to be an outlaw and now is the law, the other the opposite. Oh, and more boobs than lines for the women in this movie, although there is a really badass gunslinger lady in probably the best scene.
9 years 2 months ago
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neocowboy

"Keep the change Bob."
11 years 8 months ago
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Earring72

Interesting and lyrical western hampered by two LOW key performances but still a fine western. Saw the 2005 SE and the Turner preview 88 version again after a long time. SE is the better pick of the two. Moves a little tighter.
4 years 9 months ago
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Shingwauk

A movie with every western movie supporting actor in it. Good times.
7 years 7 months ago
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essaywhu

I saw the 2005 special edition and I really loved the film. Apparently, the credits were different in the original version and some don't like the change for this new version but I cannot comment on that. What I can comment on is the scene with Slim Pickens and Katy Jurado together scored by a vocal version of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" which had different music in the original version and all I can say is "Wow!" It was the best scene in the film. Just brilliant! It was nice to see Jurado again, 21 years after her part in that other classic Western, High Noon.
8 years 7 months ago
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corchap

Also one hell of a western soundtrack to it. Rivals McCabe & Mrs Miller.
4 years ago
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sparsparf

Not very nice movie when it comes to portraying women and how to treat them. Very sad to watch. Affected my mood for watching so much that wouldn't get seriously invested in the story, characters or whatever anymore, just didn't find it worth while to care.
5 years 9 months ago
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Torgo

I had to quit the film when the chickens were shot.
8 years 9 months ago
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mi-16evil

The greatest movie soundtrack of all time.
11 years 7 months ago
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nicolaskrizan

Alias without Smith & Jones

https://beyond1001movies.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/backtrack-pat-garrett-billy-the-kid-1973/
9 years ago
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