The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford

Vintersorg

Ad Honorem
Jul 2011
5,938
Belgium
I watched this yesterday evening.
Besides having the most impressive title in the history of cinema, I was quite pleasantly surprised by this movie (when there's an actor with the name "Affleck" in it, I automatically expect the worst :) ).
I don't know a lot about Jesse James, but this movie felt quite realistic to me
What do my fellow Historumites think of this movie?
 

jegates

Ad Honorem
Dec 2010
4,421
OH to VA back to OH
I own this movie and love it....Besides loving history, I'm a huge Brad Pitt fan so it was a perfect match for me.
 
Sep 2010
77
It's a couple of years since I saw it, but I thought it was good. Somewhat unusual for a Western in that it didn't have a lot of gunplay. I liked the connection it made between our modern age obsession with fame and calebrity, and the mind-set of Ford.
 
Sep 2011
443
I thought it was well done. It showed an interesting isolation of the outlaws .Good acting and kinda bleak as it were .
 
Sep 2011
24,135
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Is this the film with Brad Pitt?

I have it on dvd and have stil not watched it?:eek:
 
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Mike McClure

Ad Honorem
Nov 2010
6,231
Indiana
I watched this yesterday evening.
Besides having the most impressive title in the history of cinema, I was quite pleasantly surprised by this movie (when there's an actor with the name "Affleck" in it, I automatically expect the worst :) ).
I don't know a lot about Jesse James, but this movie felt quite realistic to me
What do my fellow Historumites think of this movie?
If you don't know much about Jesse James a good book would be T. J. Stiles Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War.
 

okamido

Forum Staff
Jun 2009
29,885
land of Califia
I really wanted to enjoy this...but I just can't stand it. Maybe in a few years it will grow on me.