Friday, May 14, 2010

High Plains Drifter

The Younger Son selected this one. High Plains Drifter is a 1973 Clint Eastwood Western. Also starring are Mitchell Ryan (who has a Star Trek: TNG connection), Stefan Gerasch (who also has a Star Trek: TNG connection), Billy Curtis and Anthony James (another Star Trek: TNG connection).


Variety calls it "a nervously-humorous, self-conscious near satire on the prototype Clint Eastwood formula of the avenging mysterious stranger." Time Magazine does not like it. The New York Times gives it a positive review, describing it as "quite entertaining in a way that may make you wonder if you have lost your good sense". Images Journal names it one of 30 great westerns. It gets a rating of 96% at


  1. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

  2. It was a bit violent for The Husband, who is sensitive to movie violence, but The Younger Son and I liked it. It came with Joe Kidd , which none of us had heard of.