Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/05/11
Sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman) manages the situation of Skinny and the prostitutes. A group of whores offers a reward to whoever can kill Quick Mike (David Mucci) and Davey (Rob Campbell) who scarred Delilah. A cocky Schofield Kid (Jaimz Woolvett) introduces himself and asks William "Will" Munny (Clint Eastwood) to be his partner for the reward of $1,000 into Wyoming. Will visits Ned (Morgan Freeman) and recruits him to catch-up with the Kid. The three enters the town of Big Whiskey, where English Bob (Richard Harris) and Will gets beaten up by Little Bill. Ned gets captured and eventually dies. The Kid goes back to Kansas to distribute the reward money to Munny and Logan's families. Will goes back to avenge his loyal partner.
The impressive cinematography, subtle score, fantastic acting and wonderful screenplay just makes this picture a gem. Lines from the picture: Munny - "It's a hell of a thing, killin' a man. Take away all he's got, and all he's ever gonna have." "Your ma showed me the error of the ways" “…it's just that we both have got scars." "We all have it coming kid." "I ain't no different than anyone else no more." Little Bill - "A man who will keep his head and not get rattled under fire, like as not, he'll kill ya." Character build up was thorough, though in this reviewers mind, the scene of English Bob didn't really connect to the story, just brought out the antagonist’s persona. Themes of morality, loyalty, being cool under fire, friendship and righteousness were well depicted. Unforgiven is a great western filled with skillful direction and realism, a film that truly deserves its accolades garnered in the Academy Awards, National SocietyBoston/LA/New York Film Critics and Golden Globes.