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Old 1 May 2018, 08:54
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Rented it last night. I liked it. I thought it showed the savagery of man, both Red & White, during that era. And showed that with all of their differences, they're a lot more alike than they thought.

The one thing I would have like to see was Bales character smack the Harpers Ferry reporter in the face and leave him with a mouthful of bloody chicklets. I guess reporters were no different back then, lol
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Old 20 June 2018, 01:35
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Finally watched this last night. I thought it was outstanding. Bale, Pike, Studi (one of my favorites), Cochrane all gave great performances. I really enjoyed the multiple story lines combined with action scenes that actually enhanced the story. Costumes, camera work, scenery were all fantastic. The movie definitely went in an unexpected direction, but in a way that I enjoyed. I give it 9/10.
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Old 22 June 2018, 13:15
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I'm a huge Wes Studi fan; this one came up short for me. I'm glad I only paid the RB tax. Started out like gangbusters, had a long fizzling fuze for the next 2hrs, and then some hooyah at the end.
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Old 11 July 2018, 01:45
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Amazon Prime had a rental special on this for $1.99 so I watched it. Great movie.
I liked how it touched on both the brutality of Indians and the white man towards each other, and also the brutal losses they both had to deal with. Strong writing, acting and directing in this one.
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Old 11 July 2018, 09:45
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Imagine Studi in his outfit in Nam? He is an Oklahoma son.
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Old 11 July 2018, 15:28
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Imagine Studi in his outfit in Nam? He is an Oklahoma son.
18 months in 'Nam with the 9th Infantry.
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Old 28 July 2018, 12:51
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I don't see a lot of movies. I watched this one on a flight yesterday.

Hostiles was one of the best portrayals of the effects of long-term combat on the participants that I have ever seen. I did not enjoy this movie, but it was a very good movie.
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Old 28 July 2018, 15:14
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Finally watched it. So-so. Seen much better westerns for sure. Thought there were a lot of gaps and movie tried to be melodramatic at times. Had to fill in some of the gaps yourself. Was not really that good of story. Ok movie to watch, but if looking for a good western much better choices.

Dances with wolves
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5:10 to Yuma
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Yapaloosa
Open range
Wyatt Earp
Magnificent 7
The long riders
Bone tomahawk

All much better movies.
Consider adding Unforgiven to this list.
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Old 28 July 2018, 16:14
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Consider adding Unforgiven to this list.
Was just not a fan of Unforgiven, thought it sucked - probably the minority on that one - and was surprised received so many rewards.
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Old 28 July 2018, 17:13
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Was just not a fan of Unforgiven, thought it sucked - probably the minority on that one - and was surprised received so many rewards.
I liked it overall but I think I can see where you're coming from.

What about Pale Rider?
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Old 28 July 2018, 21:48
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I saw it the other night, it was ok, thought it dragged on a bit too long.

I was amazed that I was able to identify Rory Cochrane underneath that beard, playing Master Sgt Thomas Metz. Sure has come a long way since he played Slater in Dazed and Confused.
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I'll eventually watch it. The cast seems good but it does seem to be a long movie.

(BTW LP. It's 3:10 to Yuma. But we are in different time zones)
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I saw it yesterday, with my crazy uncle. That's him wearing two pairs of glasses at the same time before we walked into the theatre. :eek
Looks perfectly normal to me.
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Just finished it up. Bale keeps living, I felt so bad for the dude for surviving. I couldn’t imagine teaming up with Al Qaeda in 06, and fighting a common enemy...
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Just finished it up. Bale keeps living, I felt so bad for the dude for surviving. I couldn’t imagine teaming up with Al Qaeda in 06, and fighting a common enemy...
Kind of puts it in perspective.
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Old 8 November 2018, 15:41
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Was just not a fan of Unforgiven, thought it sucked - probably the minority on that one - and was surprised received so many rewards.
nope I'm with you. And I really wanted to like it, I just couldn't. Of course I only saw it once and that was when it came out, oh so many years ago.
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I didn't like it. Way too politically correct. All the soldiers: damaged, murdering criminals. All the Indians: morally correct victims of vicious white oppressors. Blah, blah, blah. Just another US-hating, military-hating story spun by gay screenwriters who've never been out of the LA basin, and who probably cut their teeth writing for Will & Grace.

Whatever-- I made that last part up, I don't know who wrote it... but I didn't like the movie at all. Wes Studi was the only positive note-- I've liked him ever since the Last of the Mohicans.
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Old 10 December 2018, 00:53
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I didn’t think it depicted the ALL soldiers like that, though. Bale’s character and his close pack of guys had been through some terrible things. Things I couldn’t really imagine, I’m no means a war veteran like some of our other memebers, but I’ve seen some war. To have seen it and then live it ALL the time, for a long time, I think it would ware-out some of the best of our warriors.

But, there’s no fucking shame in that at all. Not a single bit.

These soldiers faught and were in the mindset of fighting 24/7, like forreal, 24/7. Then did it, 24/7. Not just the enemy, the terrain, environment. Fuck, a short trip to Cleveland was a two day ride!!! Watch where you dig your Ranger Grave, god damn rattlesnakes all over the place. Fuck! Lol

Just like today some soldiers are damaged, murdering criminals, but most aren’t.

Honestly, I think they could have made it WAY more violent, but, ummm I got the point. Lol

Btw, I liked the movie! Haha

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I didn't like it. Way too politically correct. All the soldiers: damaged, murdering criminals. All the Indians: morally correct victims of vicious white oppressors. Blah, blah, blah. Just another US-hating, military-hating story spun by gay screenwriters who've never been out of the LA basin, and who probably cut their teeth writing for Will & Grace.

Whatever-- I made that last part up, I don't know who wrote it... but I didn't like the movie at all. Wes Studi was the only positive note-- I've liked him ever since the Last of the Mohicans.
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