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Sunday 3rd February 5:00 PM

The Assassination Of Jesse James... 

Director: Andrew Dominik Country: USA
Cert: 15 Year: 2007 Length: 160 mins

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Score: 72.08% Attendance: 162



The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

In this, his second feature since Chopper, the New Zealand-born director makes an impact as an excellent storyteller. It is not a very bloody or violent affair, but a captivating film surrounding the most famous outlaw in American history and enveloping the viewer in 1880s USA. It rivals or even surpasses the novels from that era and a whole string of classical westerns. The majestic skies and landscapes are highly impressive, but the film is most interested in the psychological make-up of the characters, simply letting their day-to-day activities speak for themselves. Brad Pitt is great as Jesse James, (Best Actor, Venice 2007) but Casey Affleck's fine performance as the titular coward is utterly compelling.


open_quote A ravishing, magisterial, poetic epic that moves its characters toward their tragic destinies with all the implacability of a Greek drama close_quote Todd McCarthy, VARIETY

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