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

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2h 33min
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Synopsis:
Everyone in 1880s America knows Jesse James. He's the nation's most notorious criminal, hunted by the law in 10 states. He's also the land's greatest hero, lauded as a Robin Hood by the public. Robert Ford, meanwhile, is a nobody. That, however, isn't something the ambitious 19-year-old will settle for. He'll befriend Jesse, join his gang and gain his confidence, and eventually become his downfall.
Actors:
, , , , , Dustin Bollinger, , , , , , , , , Jonathan Erich Drachenberg, Torben Hansen, , Lauren Calvert, ,
Directors:
Narrated By:
Hugh Ross
Writers:
Andrew Dominik, Ron Hansen
Others:
Roger Deakins
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
Awards:

2007 Venice Film Festival Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
31/03/2008
Run Time:
153 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Arabic, English, English Hard of Hearing, Hebrew, Icelandic
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/03/2008
Run Time:
160 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, English, French, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making-of documentary: The Assassination Of Jesse James: Death of an Outlaw

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Reviews (6) of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

assasination of jesse james - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford review by FE

Spoiler Alert
18/04/2008

sorry but why make this,and why so long on a week story? brad pitt suprises with his acting skills, but thats all there is,

mummbled speech( can someone start to teach these actors to speak with understanding in mind) and a hour too long,story covers only the last days,so dont expect a history from early days to the end,its not that sort of film,just boring waste of 2.1/2 hour,realy like westerns and cannot say there was one thing impressed at all.dont bother even when on tv its not worth the time.

3 out of 9 members found this review helpful.

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford review by JD

Spoiler Alert
01/05/2008

Not so much a Western as an exploration of the cult of the hero. Jesse James is shown as a bullying, violent, but disturbingly charismatic character who is idolised by his followers - who are also terrified of him.

The title of the film is from the Music Hall re-telling of his assasination - ironic in that the 'cowards' had to overcome their terror to rid the society of an evil despot. Yet that same society is shown to still idolise the criminal and despise the real hero - Robert Ford

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Great story and a grown-up film - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford review by PV

Spoiler Alert
05/05/2010

This film was really excellent.

I know those used to MTV and action movies and who possess the attention span of a dyslexic puppy will hate it (so most Americans and teenagers then) - but it is worth sticking with through the so-called 'slow' build-up and story.

Why? Because it's a great story about great characters - AND is based on a novel. Those reviewers who thing this film 'too slow' so turned it off after an hour will probably have to ask a grown-up what a novel is...

Only boring people will find this movie boring...

3 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

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