Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Outlaw Josey Wales Review.

We have recently watched "The Outlaw Josey Wales" and now it is our favorite western of alltime.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Genre: Western, Action Adventure
Release date: June 30, 1976 (1976-06-30)
Running Time: 135 minutes
MMPA rating: PG

The Good: Lots of shooting action, Redefines the western genre, Excellent acting, Combines the western and adventure genre for great effect, Not your typical western, Just the right amount of humor but it is not a comedy, Has a cast of very interesting characters, One of the best movies of alltime,

The Bad:

Plot: Josey Wales, a peaceful Missouri farmer, is driven to revenge by the brutal murder of his wife and son by a band of pro-Union Jayhawkers — Senator James H. Lane's Redlegs from Kansas.
Wales joins a group of pro-Confederate Missouri guerrillas. led by William T. Anderson. At the conclusion of the war, Captain Fletcher persuades the guerrillas to surrender, saying they have been granted amnesty. Josey Wales, still holding a grudge, refuses to surrender. As a result, he survives the massacre of the men by Captain Terrill's Redlegs, who've now joined the Union Army.
Wales intervenes and guns down several Redlegs with a Gatling gun. Senator Lane puts up a $5,000 bounty on Wales. Wales begins a life on the run from Union militia and bounty hunters while still seeking vengeance and a chance for a new beginning in Texas. Along the way, he unwillingly accumulates a diverse group of traveling companions despite all indications that he would rather be left alone. His companions include a wily old Cherokee named Lone Watie, a young Navajo woman, and an elderly Yankee woman from Kansas and her granddaughter rescued from a band of Comancheros.

Plot: 9.6/10- The Outlaw Josey Wales has a plot that is very original and has a pace.

Action: 9.3/10- There is a lots of shoot'em action in between adventure.

Acting: 9.6/10- Clint Eastwood is excellent and is suported by a strong cast.

Special effects:N/A

Soundtrack: 7.5/10- It wasn't great but it worked for the movie.

Comedy: 9.5/10- The Outlaw Josey Wales is not a comedy but it was plenty of humor especially by Lone Watie.

Overall: Overall The Outlaw Josey Wales is an amazing movie that is not just the best wersten of alltime but one of the best movies of alltime.

Closing comments: The Outlaw Josey Wales redefines the western genre with new elements that make it new and fresh.

Recommended for: Action movie fans, Western movie fans, Adventure movie fans,


  1. I love this movie. And BTW, I found that 30 Day movie challenge on Hopefully this lets u know, :) :D

  2. I have to say I'm not a real big fan of the western genre, but if it has a good mix of comedy, action and good storytelling I might actually give this a watch!


  3. i've seen this film once or twice. my dad is a western fan. he has every young guns vid. watched the first one last night on ION Life. Have u ever seen these? Love Lou Diamond Phileps. :)

  4. @Jaggerfan1: Thanks for the info. :)

    @A Cynical Geek: You should check it out.

    @Aalya Rain: I haven't seen Young Guns thanks for the suggestion. :)

  5. Best western of all time may be, I would go with the Unforgiven, but of the spaggitc westerns, or most others I would agree.


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