Kid: Yeah, well, I guess they had it coming.
Will: We all got it coming, kid.
Movie Number: 5
Running Time: 131 minutes (“R”)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Unforgiven delivers much more than I could have expected. Not only is it the story of the old west, filled with gunfights and wonderfully manly dialogue that only the western genre can house, but it also makes the viewer think. Unforgiven brings up questions of humanity, morality, and about what it means to be a true friend. The taking of another’s life is something important in Unforgiven, the way it is in reality. That humanistic quality is what makes Eastwood’s Unforgiven so damn powerful. It is a thinking person’s film, not without violence and bloodshed, but every drop of blood spilled has meaning, exactly as it should. This meaning sets up the final act of the film beautifully, and puts Unforgiven atop my list of Westerns.