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Terrific!! If you liked "No Country For Old Men" or "Fargo" and "True Grit 2010" then you are sure to love this! But it is not for Action western Fans.
Was disappointed with this one - expected a lot more. Found it to be rather bland and drawn out.
Even the most die hard Brad fans could not sit through this. It draged on for 2.5 hours and even though the concept of the movie is something I could definetly have gotten into - it just took too long... Read more. I dont know if it was made with a simpler redneck kind of folks in mind but I got the idea of the plot point about 1 minute into the 15 minute babble.
I got this out to watch with my mum who is normally into these western type movies and even her (a die hard western fan) was bored of it half way through.
Be prepared at the end of the movie, if you do decide to watch it, to pine for the 2.5 hours of your life your never going to get back!
This movie was a real disappointment.
The subject matter has real potential for adventure, intrigue, excitement and suspense.
Instead, the viewer spends 153 minutes watching the bunch of... Read more unkempt, bored 'desperado's', boast of their sexual conquests or deeds of bravado real and often imagined.
I found very little to redeem this movie.
Those expecting a shoot-em-up in the tradition of the Western will be sadly disappointed. This is a character study. There are no surprises - hey the plot is in the title. Casey Affleck does a brilliant... Read more job as the titular assassin, he is truly unlikeable. Brad Pitt shows off his acting chops, too, not just a pretty face but an actor who knows his craft. However, be warned, this is a long movie, and it moves at a measured pace. It is not to everyone's taste. If you don't like "art films" then don't bother.
I was told that this movie is boring but I had also noted that it had received some critical acclaim. After watching the first half and waiting for something to happen I started the fast forward process... Read more to find something that looked slightly interesting; which never really did. Entertainment it is not. I'm sure it has some redeeming features but I was too bored to be bothered to think what they may be.
Sooooo boring!!!! Don't get this if you are a Brad Pitt fan and want some action!
The only good thing about this film was Brad Pitt & the sets. The story didn't flow, it dragged, was boring, random - not good.
A beautifully shot and thoughtfully acted film. For anyone looking for a good old gunslinging western, this is not for you. It is a meticulous portrayal of the important characters who played a part... Read more in this episode of american history and blows apart the myth that Jesse James was some egalitarian folk hero, such as the myth of Robin Hood. As Robert Ford comments in the film "he is just a human", though a very flawed and psychopathic one, with a disconcerting ability to read others motives and scare them into submission.
The cinematography is absolutely stunning, particularly in HD. The pictures were a lot like looking at an Andrew Wyeth painting.
It would have been great if the disc had some extra features about the history of the subject and the making of the film.
Yes it's slow, but the devil is in the detail in this great film. Excellent portrayals of complex characters by Pitt and Affleck. Rewarding for those prepared to be patient.