Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: David Webb Peoples
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Jaimz Woolvett, Saul Rubinek
Music: Lennie Niehaus
Distinctions: Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Hackman) and Best Editing; Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Eastwood), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction/Set Decoration and Best Sound; currently #110 on IMDb’s Top 250
Length: 131 minutes
Synopsis: assaulted prostitutes put out a bounty on their attackers
How I saw it: on video (have on VHS), yesterday
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 6/10 (point off for dialog, pacing, cinematography and music) c. 2.8/4 (Good).
Good story and characters, and great ending, but slow movie. There’s lots of tediously superfluous dialog, and a few scenes that could be cut without losing anything.