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Rated R for some strong violence and brief sexual references.

R In Theaters 09/21/2007 , 160min.
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Critic score based on 32 reviews

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June 29, 2009
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
November 09, 2008
A waste of film.
October 26, 2008
This is one of the most beautiful and haunting movies I have ever watched the cinematography was breath-taking. I loved it!
May 22, 2008
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
May 22, 2008
Worse time I have ever spent in a movie theater. Too long and Pitt has always been overrated and proves it in this painful epic. Affleck was fine.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today
Though there is plenty of gunplay, this is a wondrously contemplative and poetic saga that offers a fresh and bewitching take on a timeworn genre. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The mere phrase "Brad Pitt as Jesse James" makes for a kind of mini-reflection on the evolution of celebrity culture. It's a shame that The Assassination of Jesse James never goes much deeper than that tag line. Full Review
James Berardinelli
It’s far less engaging than the recent "3:10 to Yuma" remake and concentrates more on the details than the broad picture. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
A film whose reach exceeds its grasp. Hugely ambitious and not without moments of success, this indulgent 2 hour and 40 minute epic ends up as unwieldy as its elongated title. It's a movie in love with itself, and few things are more fatal than that. Full Review

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