Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Capsule Review: Unforgiven (1992)
Clint Eastwood’s final (at this point) western remains one of his very best, and a triumphant meditation on violence, revenge and myth. Retired ruthless gunslinger William Munny, settled down with two children after a life of bloodshed, comes out of retirement to track down and kill a young outlaw who cut up a prostitute’s face. Pairing up with his old partner Ned (Morgan Freeman) and the young, hotshot Schofield Kid (Jaimz Woolvett), the trio run up against the equally ruthless Sheriff Little Bill (Gene Hackman) who wants to keep bounty hunters out of his town. Beautiful Alberta landscapes, and a fine bookend to Eastwood’s amazing western career.