General Information

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Released Year: 2007
Runtime: 160 minutes
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Directors: Andrew Dominik
Writers: Andrew Dominik, Ron Hansen
Casts: Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Jeremy Renner, Sam Shepard, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Schneider, Joel McNichol, James Defelice, J.C. Roberts, Darrell Orydzuk, Jonathan Erich Drachenberg
IMDB: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) - IMDB

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IMDB Rating: 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.1

Reviews

100
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum
The nervy style of this newfangled Western, with its eerie, insinuating score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, is so effective that long after Pitt and Affleck have left the screen, emotional disturbance lingers like gun smoke.
100
USA Today - Claudia Puig
Though there is plenty of gunplay, this is a wondrously contemplative and poetic saga that offers a fresh and bewitching take on a timeworn genre.
88
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
Here is another Western in the classical tradition.
88
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Artfully exciting and compulsively watchable even at a butt-numbing 152 minutes, the film makes good on the promise New Zealand writer-director Andrew Dominik showed with "Chopper" in 2000.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)


Taking place in the American Northwest in the early 1880s, the film dramatizes the last seven months in the life of famed outlaw Jesse James, beginning with the Blue Cut train robbery of 1881 and culminating in his assassination at the hands of Robert Ford the following April. In the time between these two fateful events, the young and jealous Ford befriends the increasingly mistrustful outlaw, even as he plots his demise.