The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

R| 2 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Infamous and unpredictable, Jesse James (Brad Pitt), nicknamed the fastest gun in the west, plans his next big heist while he launches pre-emptive strikes against those looking to collect the reward the law has placed on his head. Jesse's newest recruits, Robert (Casey Affleck) and Charley Ford (Sam Rockwell), grow increasingly jealous of the outlaw. When they sense an opportunity to kill Jesse, they gun him down, but their actions backfire when Jesse's fame is elevated to near mythical status.

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Genres: Western, Historical drama

Distributor: Warner Bros.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Release Date: September 21st, 2007|2 hr. 40 min.

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  • Artfully exciting and compulsively watchable even at a butt-numbing 152 minutes, the film makes good on the promise New Zealand writer-director Andrew Dominik showed with "Chopper" in 2000. show more

  • The language of its narrative, like that of its characters, may be elevated -- a literary Western version of Damon Runyon -- but the words are intriguing, challenging and, occasionally, very funny. show more

  • This fascinating relationship gets smothered in pointlessly long takes, repetitive scenes, grim Western landscapes and mumbled, heavily accented dialogue. show more

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  • June 29, 2009 BC
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    one o the most self-indulgent and pretentious pieces of crap I hve ever had to sit thru ******** artsie fartsie style it makes one yern of cowboy flick s of old MAke one wonder of BRad pitt is incapabile of choosing a good script of ter the miserable mr. and Mrs. smiith woner why he would stop to this one, mr. and mrs. Smith at least gave him the prospect of banging Angilena JOLIE in this one he gits to bang caseyAffleck

  • November 09, 2008 Don
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    A waste of film.

  • May 22, 2008 God's child
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    I have yet to see the film, I'm just wondering why the writer or whoever named the film this about Robert Ford? Is it only because he shot JJ in the back? Thanks

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