I love westerns. And I love the 90’s. Combine them and you get…something. This time we are taking a look at Clint Eastwood’s return to westerns after an abscence from ’em for a little while.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Oscar winning movie…Unforgiven.
The story is about an ex-gunslinger/bandit by the name of William Munny (Clint Eastwood) who just wants to live a peaceful life with his kids at his pig farm. Several years prior to the current (current in the movie) time, his wife, Claudia died from cancer. He took it hard, not only were they married, she was also the one who got Will out of drinking and murdering. One day, a guy called “Schofield Kid” (Jaimz Woolwett) comes to get Will’s help with killing some people who got a bounty on their heads. Will says no at first but then agreed to it. He goes to his friend Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) to get him along as well. Ned says yes and comes along. There is also in the town of Big Whiskey a corrupt and brutal Sheriff by the name of “Little” Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman, won an oscar for the role). Our heroes encounter this man later on the story, but I’m not gonna say anymore.
The characters in the movie are all very interesting. No one is bad, gets too little screen time or too much. They are all good. And like I said, Gene Hackman got an oscar for his role as “Little” Bill Daggett. All the actors are doing a great job in this movie.
The soundtrack for the movie is, excuse my use of words, fucking amazing. It is a great score by Lennie Niehaus. My favorite track is the one called “Claudia’s Theme” which is basically the main theme song of the movie.
The movie was very well received when it came out. By both critics and audience members alike. The inly ones complaining were as usual Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. But Ebert later on put it on his “Great movies” list. This movie got nominated for numerous awards. But we are only gonna mention the Oscar’s it won.
Best Picture/Best Director – Clint Eastwood.
Best supporting actor – Gene Hackman.
Best film editing – Joel Cox.
This movie is honestly a fucking masterpiece. It was Eastwood’s departure from westerns and a damn good one at that. I am glad to have seen it and I am glad to give it the 9,9/10. This isn’t your typical spaghetti western, but it is still one of the greatest westerns, if not even movies ever.
This has been my stupid review of Unforgiven.