Western : Thoughts on the best Western since 'Open Range'?

Thoughts on the best Western since 'Open Range'?

I'm scratching my head.


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Re: Thoughts on the best Western since 'Open Range'?

It's unfortunate that two of the best candidates (3:10 to Yuma, True Grit) are remakes.

The Hateful Eight and The Revenant are true contenders.

I'm also a big fan of Seraphim Falls and Bone Tomahawk.

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Re: Thoughts on the best Western since 'Open Range'?

The Hateful Eight and The Revenant are true contenders.

I concur, but I would rate Django Unchained as better than both ("great" as opposed to "very good.") Hostiles, from last year, is also a contender (a "very good" Western).

Re: Thoughts on the best Western since 'Open Range'?

I think it has got to be:

Meek's Cutoff (2010) / Kelly Reichardt

Other Suggestions

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) / Andrew Dominik
Appaloosa (2008) / Ed Harris
The Proposition (2005) / John Hillcoat (even though it is set in Australia)
The Salvation (2014) / Kristian Levring

I greatly dislike the remakes “3:10 To Yuma” and “True Grit.” Also in my “dislike” column in “Django Unchained.” Mainly because of my aversion to “Django,” I have not cared to see “The Hateful Eight.”

I’m still thinking about “The Revenant.” A lot of good things about it but I had my thumb on the fast-forward scan button for much of the runtime.

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Re: Thoughts on the best Western since 'Open Range'?

Appaloosa
The proposition
Bone tomahawk

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Re: Thoughts on the best Western since 'Open Range'?

Verily I say unto thee..DJANGO UNCHAINED.

Re: best Western since 'Open Range'?

western viewing - 2003+

django unchained ***1/2
open range ***
meek's cutoff ***
seraphim falls ***
the alamo ***
the assassination of JJ ***
the salvation ***
the revenant **1/2
the hateful eight **1/2
true grit **1/2
3:10 to yuma **1/2
blackthorn **1/2
the homesman **1/2
the proposition **1/2
bone tomahawk **
appaloosa **
the missing **
september dawn *1/2

Re: Thoughts on the best Western since 'Open Range'?

After Open Rage (2003), my next favorite western is Broken Trail (2006) again with Duvall, kind of playing the same character more or less.


Aces N' Eights (2008)
Is a pretty good western with a nice cast led by Ernest Borgnine.

Appaloosa (2008) is pretty good.

The Salvation (2014) is probably the last best formula western I've seen.

but yeah, Open Range is tough one to top so far.

I've read Diablo (2015) get some middling reviews but yet to see it myself.

I'm still waiting to see In a Valley of Violence (2016) - crossing my fingers Travolta and Ethan Hawke made a good one.

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