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Based on 21 Reviews
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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Unforgiven is the most provocative western of Eastwood's career, and with Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman and Richard Harris along for the ride, it's also the most potently acted. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Though the movie is riddled with memorable scenes of violence, its pace is slow -- too slow. It has an epic sprawl, but it's not an epic. It's more like a bloated fairy tale. [7 Aug 1992] show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It's the actor/director's best movie - and the best Western by anybody in over 20 years. [7 Aug 1992] show more

  • 100
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    It's powerful entertainment. [22 Sept 1992, p.A16(E)] show more

  • 100
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    This dark, melancholic film is a reminder -- never more necessary than now -- of what the American cinema is capable of, in the way of expressing a mature, morally complex and challenging view of the world. [7 Aug 1992] show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Plays out its drama with enough old-fashioned sobriety to lend the proceedings a classical air, offering the comfort of familiarity rather than the thrill of discovery. [13 Aug 1992] show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Each character in David Webb Peoples' dense, unexpectedly stately, non- violent script (the inevitable gore is employed sparingly) is treated with that same, somewhat distanced clarity. show more

  • 90
    TV Guide

    The cast is universally strong. Hackman, Freeman and Harris don't do anything they haven't done before, but the roles suit their personae to a degree where they approach archetypal status. show more

  • 80
    Empire

    It is the last great Western ever made, and it will always remain so. show more

  • 100
    Austin Chronicle

    But in the genre, as both a movie and a conscious addition to the ongoing celluloid Western mythology, the film is a masterpiece, a stunning and awe-inspiring statement. show more

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