The Guardian calls it "a lean, spare classic of the genre: an intimate chamber work to treasure along with the big orchestral pieces." BBC concludes, "A work dear to Fonda's heart, he has often spoken of his wish for this film to be his epitaph. It's one that would do any director proud." The New Yorker calls it "a lyrical flight—ninety minutes of impassioned imagery about marital and fraternal loyalty, manhood, and (what’s rarer for a Western) womanhood, too."
Roger Ebert says it "doesn't pay off for audiences looking for a Western". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 92%.
Hmmm, not a Peter Fonda fan.ReplyDelete
I discovered him late. I didn't see any of his work when it was first released.Delete
I seem to remember that this film has some haunting music and beautiful scenery, with mesmerising photography, not your typical western 😁. Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 xReplyDelete
Yes, not typical at all. I love variety :)Delete
Although I'm not a big fan of westerns, this definitely doesn't sound like a typical western.ReplyDelete
The environment is Old West but not much else. The style and the way the characters are managed is certainly not typical of Westerns.Delete
Westerns are not for me! Have a great day, ValerieReplyDelete
I understand. To each her own :)Delete
Couldn't sleep so I figured a good time to watch this. And I didn't doze off. Not much of a western or a Clint Eastwood fan usually but I liked this one. Kind of sad but I kind of like non-fairy tale endings. :)ReplyDelete
It's a type, but certainly not traditional. I like the westerns, both traditional and non :)Delete