Rent Appaloosa (2008)

3.3 of 5 from 228 ratings
1h 50min
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Synopsis:
In marshal Virgil Cole and deputy Everett Hitch's line of work, you shoot quick, you shoot clean and you reload straightaway. No feelings. Feelings get you killed. Paired as rivals in A History of Violence, Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen stand together as friends and for-hire peacekeepers Cole and Hitch in a character-driven, bullet-hard Western based on Robert B. Parker's novel. As the woman who arrives in town with only a dollar and a keen sense of survival, Renee Zellweger adds feelings - those things that can get you killed - to a quest to bring murderer Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons) to justice. Blood will spill in the town called Appaloosa.
Actors:
, , , Robert Jauregui, , , , , , , Benjamin Rosenshein, , , , , , , , , Bounthanh Xaynhachack
Directors:
Writers:
Robert Knott, Ed Harris
Studio:
Entertainment In Video
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/02/2009
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/01/2003
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind the scenes
  • Commentaries
  • Bringing the characters to life
  • Historic accuracy
  • The town of Appaloosa
  • Dean Semler's return to the western
  • Additional footage / Deleted Scenes

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Reviews (4) of Appaloosa

A fine entry in the class of 2008. - Appaloosa review by CP Customer

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09/02/2009

A decent modern take on western and one that managed to keep me entertained until the very end. Initially I believed that this was nothing more than two law guns for hire tracking down a sheriff killer and bringing him to justice. Yet the film produces memorable twists and performances to warrant your attention. Even Zellweger is ideally cast and not too annoying as she can often be. Viggo Mortensen turns another understated effort, being the brains of the outfit, with Jeremy Irons installing his customary presence in the role of the main villain.

Directed by Ed Harris it is an extremely promising effort in one of the blandest of genres. By that I mean its very difficult to bring something new to the Western, this is no El Topo or violent epic yet the fact that Harris has managed to deliver a refreshing film is praise in itself. Arguably more could have been made of the landscape as in Seraphim Falls, but that will come from experience.

5 out of 9 members found this review helpful.

Excellent - Appaloosa review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
09/06/2009

The attention to detail and cinematography make this film watchable alone. Add the quirky and wonderful performances by the main perfomers and this is should become a classic.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

An unremarkable western. - Appaloosa review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
07/07/2009

I'm surprised to see positive reviews for this film, for me it was a fairly average character based western and it was only in the final 10 minutes that the story came alive. While the acting was universally good with a great cast, the direction was nothing special, the plotline a little clichéd and predictable and the only interesting aspect of the film was the relationship between Virgil, Everett and Allison. If this was a made for TV film it would be a fairly decent effort, but as a feature film it’s pretty forgettable. If you’ve not seen them yet I would give this a miss and rent the superb HBO series ‘Deadwood’ and the equally good ‘Broken Trail’, or ‘Lonesome Dove’ and its relevant sequels.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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