Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #222

Movie: The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Plot: A farmman joins force with a bunch of men who are against unlawful soldiers who were responsible for the death of his wife and kid. When the men get captured, he alone escapes and tackles the soldier chase with the aid of a veteran red indian and they even save a Kansas girl-grandma duo. The good deeds of his make these good people help him in his final vengeance act.

  • Clint Eastwood's work, behind the lens is admirable, for, the film looks like one made by a veteran director. He was a budding director when he made this one.
  • Clint Eastwood, in front of the lens, as Josey is stylish with his derogatory spitting antics; He continues from where he left at The Man with No Name trilogy, though a tad more subtly.
  • The side-kick characters are all memorable & the sarcastic dialogues and the intense conversation with Ten Bears Red-Indian are awesome.
  • The sets, costumes & locations are noteworthy.
  • "When you've got to shoot,shoot; Don't talk" says Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; That gem of an advice isn't followed in this film too & that makes the villains look dummy
  • Music could have been more inspiring
A decent Howdy Western from the Clint Eastwood stable.

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