A movie review by: Lee Sonogan
(1992) 2h11min /Drama, western
The movie is described as a retired old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly taking on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. This last job develops into a real interesting story that keeps you interested. With a budget of $14.4 million dollars, it made over $159 million at the box office. The movie was directed by Clint Eastwood and he also starred in it along with big names as Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman.
It took Clint Eastwood several years to actually get around to reading the script, as his script reader had initially told him that it wasn’t very good. The script floated around Hollywood for nearly twenty years, during which time Gene Hackman read and rejected it, only to be later convinced by Clint Eastwood who had owned the rights to the script for some time to play a role.
The film was shot in 39 days, coming in four days ahead of schedule. The town had to be built very quickly, with a relatively short run-up time of two months to the start of filming. The construction period was used by the stunt coordinator to work on actors’ riding skills and stunt choreography.
Not being a big western fan, the movie really surprised me. Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman are an awesome duo on-screen. Same as their on-screen chemistry in the movie Million dollar baby. This old school flick is impressive for coming out the same year I was born. It has the brutal story you want with a perfect amount of action. The ending is epic. I do not want to say anything but it is worth it after watching the whole movie. I recommend this movie to people who want something new to watch from the nineties, fans of the western genre and good acting all around from most of the actors in it.
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