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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007

  • Andrew Dominik
  • September 20, 2007
  • 160 mins
  • English
  • Action, Drama, Western
Beyond the myth lies America's greatest betrayal
Outlaw Jesse James is rumored be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action elevates their target to near mythical status.


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Watched this last night, excellent movie with an excellent performance from both Casey Affleck and Brad Pitt. One of my favourite modern westerns.

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So Jesse James dies in this movie. Oh, sorry, I guess that's a spoiler alert. My bad. Anyway, this is seriously a great historically set drama. No, don't go into this thinking it's an action movie or something. This is a drama that is focused on a more realistic sense of how nuts Jesse James got late in his life.

My highest love of this film is the cinematography. These shots are just straight up beautiful throughout. They also do a look that's like you have an old fashioned camera lens when they have sequences described by the narrator. It's like you're being taught certain things, and then experiencing the reality just a bit later. This makes me ok with the length of the movie, but I can see some people thinking the movie is too long. Honestly, I'd be fine with it being cut down a bit, but it doesn't really bother me much. Acting is great by everyone too, Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck especially. I'd recommend checking this out for sure.

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This is seriously Brad Pitt's best performance of his career. Such an amazing movie!

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