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Western Movie Reviews

The good, the bad and the ugly

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Western Films: Reviews, Trailers, Information and More

Really great Westerns are more than fast-paced shoot-em-ups and bar brawls. They explore complex heroes and anti-heroes wrestling with difficult moral decisions against the backdrop of the dusty and desolate Wild, Wild West. Due to its setting, one would think the Western is a through-and-through American genre, but some of the best were shot by Italians featuring epic close-ups and bombastic soundtracks. Recently, the genre received some renewed interest with "True Grit" in 2010 and "Cowboys & Aliens" in 2011, culminating in 2012 with "Django Unchained," Quentin Tarantino's homage to the Spaghetti Western. Here are some more Westerns to explore, some good, some bad, some ugly.


Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained
WACKED-OUT WESTERN
Django Unchained
Writer-director Quentin Tarantino's mix of comedy, drama, romance and everything in between is successfully executed by an all-star cast in this heady Western.

3:10 to Yuma
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Cowboys & Aliens
Django Unchained

No Country for Old Men
Seraphim Falls
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

True Grit


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