• Appaloosa (2008)


Release Date: September 19th, 2008

DVD Release Date: January 13th, 2009

R |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) and his longtime friend and partner Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen) travel the 1880s Southwest, bringing justice to lawless towns desperate enough to hire them. In the mining town of Appaloosa, malevolent rancher Randall Bragg and his cronies ride roughshod over the frightened citizens. As Cole and Hitch work to end Bragg's reign of terror, an unconventional widow (Renee Zellweger) arrives, complicating the job and threatening their bond.

Cast: Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons, Timothy Spall, Lance Henriksen, Rex Linn, Ariadna Gil

Director: Ed Harris

Genres: Western , Drama

Production Co: Groundswell Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Witty, Bar, Small town, Survival, Rescue, Friendship, Friend, Pursuit, Gritty

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mannered, episodic and slow. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A fine dramatic comedy with fresh characters, witty dialogue and a keen interest in how relationships must have developed among frontier folks, tyrannical ranchers, no-nonsense lawmen and -- oh, yes -- the complicated women on that frontier. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Appaloosa is gripping entertainment that keeps springing surprises. show more

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