Review: William Munny and Ned Logan play retired outlaws who reluctantly pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Jaimz Woolvett, Saul Rubinek, Frances Fisher, Anna Thomson, David Mucci, Rob Campbell, Anthony James, Beverley Elliott, Liisa Repo-Martell, Shane Meier and Cherrilene Cardinal
Genre: Drama and Western
I enjoyed this although I felt there were too many characters in it. I think Morgan Freeman is a fantastic actor but felt he was underused. The story itself left me a little cold. There was nothing I felt I could really get excited about in the story. The script for this film floated around Hollywood for almost 20 years. Gene Hackman read and rejected it; he was then convinced by Clint Eastwood to take the part. The most famous quote from this is “It’s a hell of a thing, Killin’ a man”. ~ William Munny. Filmed in Calgary, Canada. The main message in this is that you can’t escape the past and you can’t deny who you are. At the Academy Awards in 1993 this won 4 Oscar Awards. They were for Best Picture (Clint Eastwood), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Gene Hackman), Best Director (Clint Eastwood) and Best Film Editing. At the Bafta Awards in 1993 this won one award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Gene Hackman). Produced in The Radio Times in 2012 the late film critic Barry Norman compiled his 101 Greatest Films of all time and this film was amongst the list.