- Original title
- Running time
- 126 min.
- United States
David Webb Peoples
Jack N. Green
Mina E. Mina,
Warner Bros. / Malpaso Productions
Western. Drama | Revenge. Old Age
- Synopsis / Plot
- Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), a sadistic, dictatorial sheriff, enforces gun control on a tiny frontier town, doling out his own brand of due process as he sees fit. When he denies justice to the prostitutes of the town brothel, one of whom has been slashed by a client, the women hire Bill Munny (Eastwood), a reformed gunslinger, to gain vengeance. However, Munny must contend with his new moral code in the face of revisiting the life he left behind.
: 4 Oscar: Best Movie, Director, Supporting Actor (Hackman), Editing. 10 Nominations
: 2 Golden Globes: Best Director (Eastwood), Supporting Actor (Hackman). 4 Nominations
: BAFTA Awards: Best Sup. Actor (Hackman). 6 Nominations, including Best Film
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor (Gene Hackman). 4 Nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1992: American Cinema Editors: Best Edited Feature Film (Joel Cox)
1992: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Picture, Best Sup. Actor, Best Cinematography
1992: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 5 nominations, incl. Best Picture & Director
: Directors Guild of America: Best Director
1992: Fotogramas de Plata: Best Foreign Film
1992: Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Sup. Actor
1992: London Critics Circle Film Awards: Film of the Year
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: 5 Awards including Best Picture
: National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
1992: National Society of Film Critics Awards: 4 Awards including Best Film
: Writers Guild of America: Nominated Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
1993: Awards of the Japanese Academy: Nominated Best Foreign Film
- Critics' reviews
"Though the movie is riddled with memorable scenes of violence, its pace is slow -- too slow. It has an epic sprawl, but it's not an epic. It's more like a bloated fairy tale"
Mick LaSalle: San Francisco Chronicle
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