February 12, 2008

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - $9

To use a tired blog cliche, I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. It's been a busy time in life and so I'll keep this one brief. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (TAJJCRF) was brilliant.


TAJJCRF grabbed me from the first moment. The visuals were outstanding, it is a crime that the director is not up for an oscar, the acting was amazing and even the narration is worth mentioning.

This is a long movie so be prepared for that and it is a bit slow in parts which is really the only thing keeping me from rating it at $10.

Amazingly though this is the second western in a row that I've loved.

TAJJCRF is on my 'Watch It' list and I give a value of $9.

7 comments:

Trev said...

You've got me convinced I need to see this movie. Good review. Critics were pretty mixed on this one because it apparently doesn't follow the grain of the typical "western". This might answer the question of why it wasn't considered for an oscar run.

Tony Tanti said...

Trev, this definitely wasn't typical. Well worth watching though.

Fletch said...

Already wanted to see it - now I want to see it more.

jon said...

sounds like there are a lot of movies to see when life dies down.

soundtrackgeek said...

It's a great movie, and what a powerful performance from Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck.

Sheamus the... said...

Mmmmmmm...my favorite shot is when Jesse is sitting in the overgrown yard holding the slithering headless snakes.

WaywardJam said...

I just saw this and loved it. Definitely a long film but easy to watch when you can pause for stretch breaks. What surprised me most was needing narration to fill in the gaps, talk about a winding tale!

Casey, was ultra-creepy. Until this, I never thought about how insane Jesse was!

Great write-up.