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Appaloosa

Rated R for some violence and language.

R In Theaters 09/19/2008 , 115min.
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Viewer Score
61%
Viewer score based on 62 ratings
64%
Critic score based on 32 reviews

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October 04, 2010
LMBURCH88
Best western I've seen since Tombstone. Definitely worth the watch. I loved it!
February 14, 2009
Dmsusps
This was one of the best Western movies I have seen in quite awhile. Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen were both exceptional in their roles, especially Mortensen. He looked every bit the part of a Western gun slinger in the untamed west. If you're looking for a shoot em up wild west movie, this is probably not the movie for you, but if you just enjoy an honest to goodness old style Western you
January 15, 2009
DakotaNativeJM
OOPPSSS .. 5 stars from us!
January 03, 2009
mattsci
Not too much happens in the Old Western Town of Appaloosa. Sure, people get shot and drunk and punched and pay for female companionship and break people out of jail and a whole lot more, but generally speaking, not a lot happens in Appaloosa. That is not to say this film is boring. For my tastes, this movie verged on being great, but ultimately too much in the detail was left out for it to break
December 30, 2008
JEDI2SYTH
The last movie I walked out on was Driven with stallone. I must say without a doubt this movie was the worst piece of misdirected crap I have wasted money on since then. Apart from the dialogue that wandered in and out of comprehension from time to time, what I could not stand was renee zelwegger (sp?) would not stop smiling the whole damn time! Even when her life was in danger she looked like

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
Harris and Mortensen may not have the combined star power to push Appaloosa to the level of popularity of last year's "3:10," but the film is every bit as enjoyable, and, for traditionalists, more measured. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
The movie's tolerant, good-humored view of its characters drains it of some dramatic intensity, but Mr. Harris seems more interested in piquant, offhand moments than in big, straining confrontations. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Harris is a major asset in a film that is entertaining but somewhat unfocused and occasionally badly cast. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Westerns often take themselves seriously and, while Appaloosa is no "Blazing Saddles," there's a refreshing vein of understated humor running throughout the production. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Mannered, episodic and slow. Full Review

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