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Title: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 20, 2005, 07:40:36 AM
A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
The Beguiled *
Play Misty For Me ***
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy *
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet **
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Bronco Billy **
Any Which Way You Can ****
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird *
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
Absolute Power *****
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work **
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Changeling**
Gran Torino****


***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time.  
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.

best to worst:

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Dirty Harry *****
High Plains Drifter *****
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
Absolute Power *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
The Enforcer ****
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Any Which Way You Can ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Gran Torino****
Play Misty For Me ***
Magnum Force ***
Sudden Impact ***
Heartbreak Ridge ***
A Perfect World ***
Changeling
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
Joe Kidd **
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Gauntlet **
Bronco Billy **
Honkytonk Man **
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
Blood Work **
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
The Beguiled *
Breezy *
Firefox *
Bird *
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *

Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Christopher on October 21, 2005, 10:30:33 AM
Interesting list, Jed. I've never decided my star rating on every Eastwood movie.

I think I'd take an issue with your one star picks. ;)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 21, 2005, 11:03:42 AM
That's understandable, Christopher.  We can't all agree.  Clint's films aren't all 5 star movies.  Not even The Beatles could produce 100% greatness.  Look at their White Album ...should have been one record, instead of two.  Don't get me wrong, I love The Fab Four and have all of their albums on cd and then some, including the Anthology series and Live At The BBC.  As an Eastwood fan, I'm happy to have his entire body of film-work on dvd, including a couple of pre-A Fistful Of Dollars appearances (Revenge Of The Creature & Away All Boats).  As somebody famous once said, "You gotta take the bad with the good." *heh heh, guess who said it, come on, guess....  ;)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 22, 2005, 09:55:28 AM
I think I'd take an issue with your one star picks.
Yup. Me too  ;)

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Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil *
I don't know what happened with this movie ... I've never understood why it failed.

What I've noticed, though, is that European audiences reacted more positively to the movie than American audiences.

I thought it was pretty good. Funny. Entertaining.

The characters, the atmosphere of Savannah ... you feel drawn to this place -well, I did when I first saw the movie ... has to do with the way it was shot, and the music too.

People are so weird, so mysterious just like the city they live in ... and yet they're so charming.

The acting was good, as well as the direction.

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The Gauntlet **
Tightrope **
Pale Rider **
:'(

But as you said Jed
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We can't all agree.

That's an interesting ranking.
Debatable but interesting  ;)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 22, 2005, 10:20:35 AM
Hey AB,

I enjoyed reading "Midnight" thoroughly.  I've been meaning to watch the movie again but haven't gotten around to it.  I'll keep an open mind, but I doubt my opinion will change.  If anything, I may like it just a little more than the last time I saw it.  I agree that it well acted and directed.

Although I've rated about half of his movies as "average" or below, remember, I own all of Clint's movies on dvd.  So, this means I'm a big fan and have gone out of my way to own every one.  His movies have made such a huge impression that at some point I decided I had to have all of them.  No other actor has made this kind of impact.  I'd easily re-watch The Gauntlet, Tightrope, Pale Rider or any other  2 or 1-star movie (by my rating) of Clint's over any other actor's.  No contest.  O0

That's because Clint Eastwood is the best!  That's something I think we all can agree on!  :)


Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 22, 2005, 10:35:30 AM
I enjoyed reading "Midnight" thorougly. 
Me too! I loved the book. And I was agreeably surprised by the adaptation.

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I'd easily re-watch The Gauntlet, Tightrope, Pale Rider
Cool, Jed.
Of course I'd rather watch a one star Eastwood movie anytime, than any other movie. I'll always go with the Eastwood movie, whatever it is ... and whatever the other movie is.
Clint's in it? That's a good enough reason for me to watch it.

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Clint Eastwood is the best!  That's something I think we all can agree on!
Who could possibly argue with that?!  ;)

You know what? There's something good in all of them, anyway.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Matt on October 22, 2005, 12:33:07 PM
I figured I'd get in on the act. Using Jed's rating scale:

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff **
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
The Beguiled ****
Play Misty For Me ****
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy *
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot ****
The Eiger Sanction ***
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet ****
Every Which Way But Loose *
Escape From Alcatraz ****
Bronco Billy ****
Any Which Way You Can *
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man ***
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope ****
City Heat *
Pale Rider ****
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird *****
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac *
White Hunter, Black Heart *****
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World **** 1/2
The Bridges Of Madison County *****
Absolute Power **
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil ***
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ***
Blood Work *
Mystic River *** 1/2
Million Dollar Baby ****

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***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** Very good. It lives up to expectations.
*** Average
** Ok, but fails to fully entertain.
* Interesting only because of Eastwood’s association with the project


I had to give a few movies an extra half star when it seemed to fall inbetween the categories of the rating index.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Christopher on October 22, 2005, 01:33:59 PM
Here's my list I quickly went through. Of course, some star ratings could be subject to change. ;)

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ***
Coogan’s Bluff ****
Where Eagles Dare ***
Paint Your Wagon ***
Kelly’s Heroes ***
Two Mules For Sister Sara *** 1/2
The Beguiled *****
Play Misty For Me **** 1/2
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy ** 1/2
Magnum Force ****
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot *****
The Eiger Sanction ***
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet ***
Every Which Way But Loose ***
Escape From Alcatraz ***
Bronco Billy ****
Any Which Way You Can **
Firefox **
Honkytonk Man ****
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope ****
City Heat *
Pale Rider *** 1/2
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird ****
The Dead Pool ***
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart *****
The Rookie ** 1/2
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ****
The Bridges Of Madison County *****
Absolute Power ***
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil ** 1/2
True Crime ***
Space Cowboys ***
Blood Work ***
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 22, 2005, 01:35:57 PM
Alright. Here's mine  8)

For A Few Dollars More *****
A Fistful Of Dollars *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
High Plains Drifter *****
Dirty Harry *****
The Gauntlet *****
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
Tightrope *****
Pale Rider *****
The Bridges Of Madison County *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
Unforgiven *****
Magnum Force *****
Million Dollar Baby *****
White Hunter, Black Heart *****

Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
The Beguiled ****
Play Misty For Me ****
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot ****
The Enforcer ****
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Escape From Alcatraz ****
Any Which Way You Can ****
Honkytonk Man ****
Absolute Power ****
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil ****
True Crime ****
Bronco Billy ****

Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird ***
A Perfect World ***
Space Cowboys ***
Sudden Impact ***
Two Mules For Sister Sara ***

Paint Your Wagon **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Dead Pool **
The Rookie **
Blood Work **
Mystic River **
Pink Cadillac **

Firefox *
Joe Kidd *
Where Eagles Dare *
Kelly’s Heroes *
City Heat *
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Matt on October 22, 2005, 02:35:22 PM
Of course, some star ratings could be subject to change. ;)

Paint Your Wagon ***


Only three stars Christopher?  ;)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Brendan on October 22, 2005, 07:26:26 PM
Only the ones I've seen:

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More ****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ***
Coogan’s Bluff **
Where Eagles Dare *
Kelly’s Heroes **
Play Misty For Me ****
Dirty Harry *****
High Plains Drifter ****
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot ****
The Eiger Sanction ***
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer **
The Gauntlet **
Every Which Way But Loose *
Escape From Alcatraz ****
Bronco Billy ***
Any Which Way You Can *
Firefox **
Sudden Impact *
Pale Rider ****
Heartbreak Ridge **
The Dead Pool *
Pink Cadillac *
White Hunter, Black Heart ****
The Rookie *
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
Absolute Power **
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil ***
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ***
Blood Work *
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Chessie on October 22, 2005, 11:07:49 PM
A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More ****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ***
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon **
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara ***
The Beguiled *****
Play Misty For Me *****
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd *
High Plains Drifter ****
Breezy ****
Magnum Force ****
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction *
The Outlaw Josey Wales ***
The Enforcer *
The Gauntlet ***
Every Which Way But Loose **
Escape From Alcatraz ****
Bronco Billy ****
Any Which Way You Can ***
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope *****
City Heat *
Pale Rider ****
Heartbreak Ridge **
Bird ***
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart ***
The Rookie *
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County *****
Absolute Power ***
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil ***
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ***
Blood Work **
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby *****

***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** Very good. It lives up to expectations.
*** Average
** Ok, but fails to fully entertain.
* Interesting only because of Eastwood’s association with the project

My list for the year.   ;)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 23, 2005, 04:14:08 AM
Wow, very cool.  It's fun to compare.  I have to admit, I used to rate some movies a little higher, but they've dropped because better movies were made over time.  I used to rate Honkytonk Man and White Hunter, Black Heart higher but there are other movies I'd rather watch again before those that came out after them.  Like The Bridges Of Madison County, True Crime and Space Cowboys. 

So far, most of us have rated his 'spaghetti' westerns w/4 or 5 stars.   It's also interesting to see movies like Magnum Force and Pale Rider rated higher than what I've given them.  Whenever I hear praise for an Eastwood movie that I think is just ok, I'm usually inspired to re-watch it.  Like AmericanBeauty recently with Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil.  I've been meaning to see that again, but will now make it a point to watch it again soon.  A friend of mine has always stood by Magnum Force and Pale Rider and even though they're not high on my list, after hearing his opinions on them, decided to watch them both again.  I did enjoy Magnum Force a little more and although I can't say the same for Pale Rider, what I got out of it was the beautiful cinematography that I didn't notice before. 


Clint's in it? That's a good enough reason for me to watch it.
Who could possibly argue with that?!  ;)

You know what? There's something good in all of them, anyway.

I agree!  ;) O0

Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 23, 2005, 04:35:56 AM
No real surprises on my list.

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More ****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly ****
Hang ‘Em High ***
Coogan’s Bluff ***
Where Eagles Dare **
Paint Your Wagon ***
Kelly’s Heroes ****
Two Mules For Sister Sara ***
The Beguiled ****
Play Misty For Me **** 
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd ***
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy ( not viewed )
Magnum Force ****
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot ****
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlaw Josey Wales ****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet ***
Every Which Way But Loose ***
Escape From Alcatraz ****
Bronco Billy ****
Any Which Way You Can ***
Firefox ***
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope ***
City Heat ***
Pale Rider ****
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird ***
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart ****
The Rookie *
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County ***
Absolute Power ***
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil *
True Crime ***
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work ***
Mystic River **
Million Dollar Baby *****


Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 26, 2005, 07:05:28 AM
I just finished watching Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil again and as suspected, did enjoy it a little more this time.  How ironic of Jim to drop dead in the same room Billy was killed in.  I may even read the book again one of these days (right now, I'm reading Eli Wallach's "The Good, the Bad, and Me").

It was nice seeing Geoffrey Lewis again.  What's interesting is he played in both comedies that Eastwood started and ended the 1980s with, Bronco Billy and Pink Cadillac.  I forgot Kim Hunter was in this movie, too.  Most will remember her from her Planet Of The Apes movies.

Thanks again, AB, for prompting me to watch "Midnight" a little sooner than planned.  O0

(http://a1259.g.akamai.net/f/1259/5586/5d/images.art.com/images/-/Midnight-in-the-Garden-of-Good-and-Evil--C10397058.jpeg)

Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 26, 2005, 11:29:25 AM
You're most welcome, Jed.
I'm glad you liked it a little more this time -the big question is: do you think it deserves **? ^-^

Everything's better the second time around  ;)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 26, 2005, 01:59:14 PM
Not only have I upgraded "Midnight" from 1 to 2 stars, I've also modified my ratings system:

***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time. 
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.

This better explains how I feel about each movie.

Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 26, 2005, 02:17:31 PM
 O0
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: bito on October 29, 2005, 11:10:42 PM
Here is mine:

A Firstful Of Dollars  ****
For A Few Dollars Moore ****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang `Em High ***
Coogan's Bluff *
Where Eagles Dare **
Paint Your Wagon I haven't seen it
Kelly's Heroes  *
Two Mules For Sister Sarah ****
The Beguiled ***
Play Misty For Me  ****
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd *
High Plains Drifter ****
Breezy I have't seen it
Magnum Force **
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot ***
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlow Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ***
The Gauntlet  *****
Every Which Way But Loose *
Escape from Alcatraz **
Bronco Billy  ***
Any which Way You Can I haven't seen it
Firefox **
Honkytonk Man ***
Sudden Impact  ***
Tightrope  ****
City Heat *
Pale Rider ****
Heartbreak Ridge ****
Bird I haven't seen it
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black heart *****
The Rookie *
Unforgiven *****
In The Line of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges of Madison County *****
Absolut Power **
Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil **
True Crime ***
Space Cowboys **
Blood Work ***
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby *****

Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 06, 2005, 06:56:25 AM
Thanks, bito.  If you ever get around to seeing Paint Your Wagon, you'll get a kick out of seeing Clint in a very different role.  I thought Breezy was ok and if you look close enough, you'll see Clint standing on a boardwalk as Holden and Lenz walk by.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Doug on November 07, 2005, 05:09:34 AM
In my opinion I'd rank these as his five star (and 4 1/2 star) movies:

A Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Dirty Harry
High Plains Drifter
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Bird
Unforgiven
In the Line of Fire
A Perfect World
The Bridges of Madison County
Million Dollar Baby

And then his four and 4 1/4 star movies  :):

The Beguiled
Play Misty for Me
The Gauntlet ( :-\)
Honkytonk Man
Pale Rider
White Hunter, Black Heart
Mystic River

I'm trying to be objective, but that's an impossible thing.  But it's as close as I can get.   
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 07, 2005, 08:25:15 AM
Thanks Doug!  

I'm curious, what's with the  :-\ next to The Gauntlet?
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Doug on November 07, 2005, 04:49:51 PM
Thanks Doug! 

I'm curious, what's with the  :-\ next to The Gauntlet?

I love the movie and I think the first two-thirds are outstanding, but man, the "gauntlet" part nearly ruins it for me every time.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 01, 2006, 03:49:18 PM
I love the movie and I think the first two-thirds are outstanding, but man, the "gauntlet" part nearly ruins it for me every time.

I know what you mean.  8)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 01, 2006, 03:56:19 PM
Well, I didn't think it possible, but "A Perfect World" moved up not 1 notch, but 2!  I was not a fan of this movie but watched it again recently out of curiosity and came away pleasantly surprised.  I definitely value this movie more now and may even see if my wife wants to watch it again.  She's seen it before and liked it more than I did. 

I was talking Eastwood movies with a friend recently and he told me he still hasn't seen this one, which prompted me to check it out again.  Of course, now I'll push him to get with the program and watch it!  See what repeated viewings can do?!  8)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00006RCOA.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Perry on February 01, 2006, 05:33:40 PM

***** for The Guantlet?.....
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Americanbeauty on February 02, 2006, 10:35:00 AM
***** for The Guantlet?.....
YEEEAAAHHH !  8) :D
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 02, 2006, 10:37:18 AM
"Nag nag nag."  8)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Perry on February 02, 2006, 01:15:12 PM


  ...The ***** star rating must be because Bill Mckinney was in the movie.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Americanbeauty on February 02, 2006, 04:15:46 PM
Nope. Bill McKinney's only one of the many reasons why I love this movie.

I mean  :o what about Eastwood?
I consider that in The Gauntlet he delivered one of the best perfs of his career -but that's just me.

The thing is, the ending never ruined it for me.

So many reasons why I gave it 5 stars  ::) 8) -just noticed bito did too  O0


- Ben Shockley, the anti-hero, lacking self-assurance, drinking too much, the opposite of Dirty Harry, and that's why I like him. He's just different. He's got weaknesses alright, but he's nonetheless a very likable guy. Very interesting character.

- Sondra Locke. To me, her best co-starring role in an Eastwood movie. She plays a strong woman who knows exactly what she wants and how to get it. Always saying what's on her mind.
One of her best scenes in the movie is when she's in the car with Shockley and the constable, and the constable, McKinney's character, is asking her all these questions about her job/life as a hooker, and she keeps telling him off  8)

- action-wise, it's an entertaining movie. Take that chase between the chopper and the helicopter for ex  8)

- I love the humor. Shockley's one liners always crack me up  ;D

- the music is awesome. Jerry Fielding jazzy soundtrack rocks  8)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: KC on February 02, 2006, 05:21:29 PM
Jed, did you change the title of the thread when you edited your first post? I find it a bit confusing to have a thread with so many 2005 posts titled "Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006."
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 02, 2006, 05:25:16 PM
Hi KC. 

No, I didn't.  The only modification I did was to upgrade A Perfect World from 1 star to 3.  I have just updated the subject line to reflect past & recent posts. 

Thanks for pointing that out...."thankyaveramuch".  8)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2005/2006
Post by: KC on February 02, 2006, 05:27:24 PM
Hmmm, wonder why nobody noticed "2006" in the title in the first place? Oh well, it's a good thread.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 02, 2006, 05:38:47 PM
I wonder who changed it.  I started it last October.  :o :-\

Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2005/2006
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 10, 2007, 11:56:31 AM
Wow, looks like I'll have to update this soon!
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 10, 2007, 12:58:08 PM
I've updated my reviews to include Flags Of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima.  My ratings for these two won't be popular with those who may love or even like these films, but until I see them again I stand by them.  What hurts them, for me, is the fact that Eastwood doesn't appear in either.  I have Flags Of Our Fathers reserved on my dvr at home and when Letters From Iwo Jima becomes available, will view them both and update my ratings as I see fit, if at all.  I read Flags Of Our Fathers and enjoyed it; then again, books are almost always better than film.

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
The Beguiled *
Play Misty For Me ***
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy *
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet **
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Bronco Billy **
Any Which Way You Can ****
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird *
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
Absolute Power *****
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work **
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *


***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time.  
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.

best to worst:

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Dirty Harry *****
High Plains Drifter *****
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
Absolute Power *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
The Enforcer ****
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Any Which Way You Can ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Play Misty For Me ***
Magnum Force ***
Sudden Impact ***
Heartbreak Ridge ***
A Perfect World ***
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
Joe Kidd **
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Gauntlet **
Bronco Billy **
Honkytonk Man **
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
Blood Work **
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
The Beguiled *
Breezy *
Firefox *
Bird *
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *


Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 19, 2009, 06:39:47 PM
Once again it's time for an update to include Changeling and Gran Torino.  At least these 2 were better than the last 2.  I've seen Gran Torino 3 times now, twice on the big screen and once on dvd.  I've only seen Changeling once but would like to see it again.  For these, my wife Diana and I returned to our tradition of seeing Eastwood movies together again, something we discontinued when she got pregnant with Nicholas.  I don't think she would've enjoyed them anyway, especially since he didn't star in Flags Of Our Fathers or Letters From Iwo Jima.  I borrowed both of these from my local library and watched them again last winter, but my opinion hasn't changed.  I've read Flags Of Our Fathers and enjoyed it and would like to read Letters From Iwo Jima but I doubt my opinion on these films will ever change.  My wife and I are looking forward to seeing Invictus.  After having come across a recent photo of Eastwood sporting a beard, I'm hoping he's going to work on directing and starring in another western!

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A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
The Beguiled *
Play Misty For Me ***
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy *
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet **
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Bronco Billy **
Any Which Way You Can ****
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird *
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
Absolute Power *****
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work **
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Changeling**
Gran Torino****


***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time.  
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.

best to worst (chronologically):

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Dirty Harry *****
High Plains Drifter *****
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
Absolute Power *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
The Enforcer ****
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Any Which Way You Can ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Gran Torino****
Play Misty For Me ***
Magnum Force ***
Sudden Impact ***
Heartbreak Ridge ***
A Perfect World ***
Changeling
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
Joe Kidd **
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Gauntlet **
Bronco Billy **
Honkytonk Man **
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
Blood Work **
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
The Beguiled *
Breezy *
Firefox *
Bird *
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *


Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2009
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 19, 2009, 11:24:55 PM
I'm currently in the process of viewing Clint's films in chronological order. The seven films in red have been given an extra rating star since my original list was posted on page 1, except for Pink Cadillac which has lost a star.

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More ****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ***
Where Eagles Dare ***
Paint Your Wagon ***
Kelly’s Heroes ****
Two Mules For Sister Sara ***
The Beguiled ****
Play Misty For Me ****  
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd ***
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy ***
Magnum Force ****
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot ****
The Eiger Sanction ***
The Outlaw Josey Wales ****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet ***
Every Which Way But Loose ***
Escape From Alcatraz ****
Bronco Billy ****
Any Which Way You Can ***
Firefox ***
Honkytonk Man ****
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope ***
City Heat ***
Pale Rider ****
Heartbreak Ridge ***
The Dead Pool **
Bird ***
Pink Cadillac *
White Hunter, Black Heart ****
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ***
Absolute Power ***
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil *
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work ***
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby *****
Flags Of Our Fathers ****
Letters From Iwo Jima ****
Changeling ****
Gran Torino ****
Invictus ****

Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2009
Post by: Perry on October 25, 2009, 01:17:41 PM


Let me get this straight....You give Letters from Iwo Jima a 1 star rating and rate Pink Cadillac ahead of that?     Yeah you know your movies.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2009
Post by: KC on October 25, 2009, 03:36:22 PM
Perry, please see the Community Standards (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=3322.0), particularly the sections on Flaming/Bashing Other Members, Trolling, etc. and Respect Everyone's Opinion.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 26, 2009, 05:00:25 AM
Quote
You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 12, 2009, 12:52:39 PM
I'm on vacation this week and plan on seeing Invictus.  It looks interesting and Morgan Freeman is usually good.  

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Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2009
Post by: KC on December 12, 2009, 07:17:28 PM
I'm on vacation this week and plan on seeing Invictus.  It looks interesting and Morgan Freeman is usually good.   

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1d/HumanFactorInvictus.jpg/200px-HumanFactorInvictus.jpg)

Well, when you've seen it, please post your comments in the Who Saw Invictus? Members' Comments (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8148.msg149267#new) thread in the News forum. :)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 16, 2009, 05:38:19 PM
Done and done.

I've added Invictus and changed the status of Gran Torino.  I don't know why I didn't just give GT 5 stars to begin with.

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****  
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
The Beguiled *
Play Misty For Me ***
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****  
Breezy *
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****  
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet **
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Escape From Alcatraz *****  
Bronco Billy **
Any Which Way You Can ****
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird *
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****  
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
Absolute Power *****  
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work **
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Changeling***
Gran Torino*****
Invictus*
Hereafter N/A


***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time.  
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.

best to worst (chronologically):

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
High Plains Drifter *****
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
Absolute Power *****
Gran Torino*****  
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
The Enforcer ****
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Any Which Way You Can ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Play Misty For Me ***
Magnum Force ***
Sudden Impact ***
Heartbreak Ridge ***
A Perfect World ***
Changeling***
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
Joe Kidd **
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Gauntlet **
Bronco Billy **
Honkytonk Man **
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
Blood Work **
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
The Beguiled *
Breezy *
Firefox *
Bird *
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Invictus*
Hereafter N/A
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Movie Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 30, 2010, 09:02:20 AM
An update to change the status of Changeling and Invictus.  I don't plan on seeing either again anytime soon.  I haven't yet seen Hereafter but I get the feeling I'll give that the same rating.  It's just not the same without Clint starring.  The only exception to this rule for me has been Mystic River with Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil a distant second.

Coop's Eastwood Movie Reviews 2010

Best to worst:

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
High Plains Drifter *****
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
Absolute Power *****
Gran Torino*****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
The Enforcer ****
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Any Which Way You Can ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Play Misty For Me ***
Magnum Force ***
Sudden Impact ***
Heartbreak Ridge ***
A Perfect World ***
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
Joe Kidd **
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Gauntlet **
Bronco Billy **
Honkytonk Man **
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
Blood Work **
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
The Beguiled *
Breezy *
Firefox *
Bird *
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Changeling*
Invictus*
Hereafter N/A

***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time.  
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.


best to worst (chronologically):

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
The Beguiled *
Play Misty For Me ***
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy *
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet **
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Bronco Billy **
Any Which Way You Can ****
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird *
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
Absolute Power *****
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work **
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Changeling*
Gran Torino*****
Invictus*
Hereafter N/A




Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Movie Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 13, 2011, 01:56:16 PM
I saw Hereafter today and did not care for it.  I'm so not a fan of Eastwood movies he doesn't star in.

Coop's Eastwood Movie Reviews 2011

Best to worst:

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
High Plains Drifter *****
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
Absolute Power *****
Gran Torino*****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
The Enforcer ****
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Any Which Way You Can ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Play Misty For Me ***
Magnum Force ***
Sudden Impact ***
Heartbreak Ridge ***
A Perfect World ***
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
Joe Kidd **
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Gauntlet **
Bronco Billy **
Honkytonk Man **
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Blood Work **
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
The Beguiled *
Breezy *
Firefox *
Bird *
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil *
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Changeling*
Invictus*
Hereafter*
J. Edgar N/A

***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time.  
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.


best to worst (chronologically):

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
The Beguiled *
Play Misty For Me ***
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy *
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet **
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Bronco Billy **
Any Which Way You Can ****
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird *
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
Absolute Power *****
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil *
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work **
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Changeling*
Gran Torino*****
Invictus*
Hereafter *
J. Edgar N/A





Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2009
Post by: Christopher on July 13, 2011, 06:52:23 PM
I just looked back over my list from 2005, and I think mine would stay about the same. Though I might grant Play Misty for Me that additonal half star to make it five stars, and I'd possibly add a whole star to The Eiger Sanction to make four stars, or at least make it three and a half.

And I'd still take issue with some of your one star ratings, Brian. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 13, 2011, 10:32:34 PM
I just looked back over my list from 2005, and I think mine would stay about the same. Though I might grant Play Misty for Me that additonal half star to make it five stars, and I'd possibly add a whole star to The Eiger Sanction to make four stars, or at least make it three and a half.

And I'd still take issue with some of your one star ratings, Brian. ;) ;D

Looking through my list there's a handful of titles I'm apt to change from 2 stars to 1 but I don't want to change anything for now.  Two examples are Joe Kidd and Thunderbolt And Lightfoot.  I honestly can't say they're 'good enough to return to from time to time', rather they're interesting enough because Eastwood is them.  I feel the same way about The Beguiled and The Eiger Sanction.  I'll leave my list as is for now.  If ever there's a more complete compilation than Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years At Warner Bros. then I may consider getting that and re-visiting my ratings.  I doubt they'd change very much and I won't even bother with the ones he's not starring in.  I know some will take issue with that, like your taking issue with some of my one-star ratings Christopher.  That's okay, though.  Variety is the spice of life and I'm grateful to have so many an Eastwood film to pick and choose from in the first place.

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Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2006
Post by: Christopher on July 14, 2011, 10:15:48 AM
I was referencing my very first post in this thread. ;D

Interesting list, Jed. I've never decided my star rating on every Eastwood movie.

I think I'd take an issue with your one star picks. ;)

The last one I gave a star rating for on page one of this thread was Million Dollar Baby, so here's roughly how I might rate the movies since:

Flags of Our Fathers ****
Letters from Iwo Jima *****
Changeling ****
Gran Torino ****
Invictus **1/2
Hereafter ***1/2
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 14, 2011, 08:34:24 PM
I was referencing my very first post in this thread. ;D

The last one I gave a star rating for on page one of this thread was Million Dollar Baby, so here's roughly how I might rate the movies since:

Flags of Our Fathers ****
Letters from Iwo Jima *****
Changeling ****
Gran Torino ****
Invictus **1/2
Hereafter ***1/2

We definitely have different tastes but that's okay.  Out of those 6 movies the only one I see myself watching again is Gran Torino.  As for the rest, I'm sure I'd get far more out of reading the book versions and would like to read them.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2009
Post by: KC on July 14, 2011, 09:17:14 PM
Of those six, Flags of Our Fathers was based on a published memoir by the son of one of the flag raisers; Letters from Iwo Jima was based n part on a collection of letters by General Kuribayashi; and Invictus was based on Playing the Enemy by John Carlin. The other three were original screenplays. There are no "book versions."
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 15, 2011, 07:51:02 AM
The other three were original screenplays.  There are no "book versions."

Pity.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Movie Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 23, 2011, 08:24:42 AM
*Update a/o 9/23/11.  I reiterate: A Clint Eastwood movie STARS Clint Eastwood.  'Nuff said!

Coop's Eastwood Movie Reviews 2011

Best to worst:

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
High Plains Drifter *****
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
Absolute Power *****
Gran Torino*****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
The Enforcer ****
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Any Which Way You Can ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Play Misty For Me ***
Magnum Force ***
Sudden Impact ***
Heartbreak Ridge ***
A Perfect World ***
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
Joe Kidd **
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Gauntlet **
Bronco Billy **
Honkytonk Man **
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Blood Work **
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
The Beguiled *
Firefox *
Changeling *
Breezy X
Bird X
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil X
Flags Of Our Fathers X
Letters From Iwo Jima X
Invictus X
Hereafter X
J. Edgar N/A



***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time.  
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.
X Nope.  Didn't enjoy it.  Probably won't see it again.

best to worst (chronologically):

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
The Beguiled *
Play Misty For Me ***
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy X
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet **
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Bronco Billy **
Any Which Way You Can ****
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird X
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
Absolute Power *****
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil X
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work **
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Flags Of Our Fathers X
Letters From Iwo Jima X
Changeling *
Gran Torino *****
Invictus X
Hereafter X
J. Edgar N/A






Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2009
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 24, 2011, 04:02:04 AM
I reiterate:  An Eastwood movie is one in which he STARS.  'Nuff said!

Sorry Brian but I have to disagree with you and I think you go into seeing an Eastwood film that he's only directed with a preconceived idea that you're not going to like it just because Clint doesn't appear in it. I know we all disagree on films but to say you'll never watch a film again because Clint wasn't in it is a bit over the top.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2009
Post by: Christopher on September 24, 2011, 07:41:51 AM
I'd make the assumption that Brian watches and likes movies that don't have Clint Eastwood in them, so I wonder if there's not some preconceived notion about films he directs. Or else you've just consistently not liked his directorial-only choices (with the exception of Mystic River), which is quite possible! :)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 24, 2011, 08:33:36 AM
To date, Eastwood has directed ten films in which he did not star.  This includes the soon to be released biopic J. Edgar.  Out of the other nine I have seen, I only enjoyed Mystic River.  Changeling was okay.  As for the rest, I don't care for them.  Until recently, I gave these films the benefit of the doubt.  After seeing Invictus, I vowed not to spend money on a film Eastwood is associated with unless he stars in it.  My instincts paid off upon seeing Hereafter, borrowed from my local library.  This is how I will end up viewing J. Edgar.

I've mentioned this elsewhere on the discussion board (no, no double-posting here!), if Mr. Eastwood were to star in another western I'd be the first in line.  Don't tell me it's too late because he's too old because it's not and he isn't!  Sure, it's too late to strap on a .44 Magnum for another Dirty Harry sequel but Clint can ride the western frontier once again.  Also, I firmly believe Clint could direct an entertaining action-thriller (yes, without starring in it).  After all, he's starred in numerous action movies in the past, so why not direct one?  I know the answer to that so you don't have to tell me.  He's doing what he wants to do and he's entitled to it.  Just as I'm entitled to my opinion regarding 99% of the films he directs but does not star in.  I just don't like them.

So, unless he steps in front of the camera again I won't be seeing his work on the big screen.  In the meantime, in order to see his acting I'll have to settle for home viewing or if I'm lucky, a re-release of Dirty Harry or another of his starring-roles on the big screen.  There may be a potential upside to this.  With Clint possibly retiring from acting, I may come to enjoy movies I currently loathe such as Where Eagles Dare, Kelly's Heroes and Pale Rider......aaahhh, no, scratch that.  Won't happen.

He can direct, produce, compose, whatever.  It doesn't matter.  I say once again, to me, a Clint Eastwood movie *STARS* Clint Eastwood.  No way around that.  Long after he's gone, sure, he'll be remembered for his directorial accomplishments but not so much as for his starring roles.  No sir, Mr. Eastwood, a true American iconic legend will be remembered much more so for the movies he starred in.  I already miss it.

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Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2009
Post by: Sylvie on September 25, 2011, 01:30:03 AM
 ;) Quite definitive post Brian Cooper, but that is your opinion ... and maybe am I wrong  :  isn't "Pale Rider" a western movie ?

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Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 25, 2011, 05:27:41 AM
;) Quite definitive post Brian Cooper, but that is your opinion ... and maybe am I wrong  :  isn't "Pale Rider" a western movie?


True, Sylvie, but nobody produces 100% perfection.  Impossible.  Much as I love music by The Beatles, I don't love every album by them; The "White" Album being a perfect example.  As big a fan I am of Elvis, I don't love every single recording he made.  No, really!  ;)  I love the original Star Trek series but they weren't perfect, either.  I can't stand their 3rd and final television season and hate their 1st and 5th movies.

So, that being said, the same goes for Eastwood's western movie output.  Like Two Mules For Sister Sara and Joe Kidd, I don't enjoy Pale Rider.  However, there's the Leone Trilogy, Hang 'Em High, High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales and Unforgiven.  These seven are not only among my most favorite Eastwood westerns, but all-time favorites as well.  Not bad, eh?

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Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2009
Post by: Sylvie on September 25, 2011, 09:35:22 AM

True, Sylvie, but nobody produces 100% perfection.  Impossible.  

 I understood what you said Brian ... and that is exactly why I never say that I hate something that is "cultural" :  a book, a film, a play, a record, a group, a singer, a sculpture, a painting ...
 
To give you an exemple : I've never liked the "Dance With Wolves" movie that so many people, critics like so much . But I can explain why ! And it is a masterpiece for a lot of people ! But when my daughter Alison went to the same University I studied in in the past, when she met a fabulous American Teacher completly fascinated by the American Natives, I said to my Girl :"watch this movie ! and have your own opinion, now that you know many other things about History, about the mentality of that time !". In that case, I wouldn't have liked to say : "no no it's a stupid movie !" ... and she liked the film ... and gave me her own arguments  !!!

I would concider myself as very "proud of myself" to only say something as categoristic as that !

To me, the movies made by Mr Eastwood, where he did not have a part in them,  are fabulous, I only did not like the last "Hereafter", strangely too "French styled" to me, even if some scenes were great ... And I must add that I am particularly happy  to have loved "Letters From Iwo Jima" presented by the "Man Himself" in Lyon, and very happy to have read recently that it was his most personnal movie,   the one he would have liked to see met a lot of success.

To me, the parts he plays in so many movies, and  not only Dirty Harry or Leone ones, show how sensible he is as a Man, a Father, a Lover ...   And that is why he came behind the camera, thanks for us : because he's got so many things, so many feelings to show us, to explain too because he is getting old, that is not a secret, because he has lived so many experiences, has met so many people from his youth, in the Cinema world of course, but outside too, in the World.

 An Artist has got this only aim in life  : show something, deeply felt in him/her ...
  
So to me, his work when he is not an actor but "only" the film maker is amazing, fantastic, and always opened on the next one. And always an exciting "rendez vous" for me, from the first time I saw him on  bigscreen when I was a child, with my Dad ; and when I saw him for the first time, so many years ago, alone in the theatre, and it was "Pale Rider".  
  
Will he be recognize as a film maker, as "only" the Dirty Harry policeman, the Blondin cow boy "long after he's gone" as you wrote ? I don't care ...  to me he will always represent a fascinating connection with the Cinema as an Art , a real positive shock in my Life , the intense  and unique feeling that we often share the same opinions on life, especially on the kids loneliness, the so called "loosers" that everyone can meet in his own life ...   the reason why I've been on this Board for so many years :),  to share thoughts and ideas, and fulfill my mind  and soul with the sparkling and moving small jewels he gives us in his films ...

(... and  if I would have liked to write  in a more "fluide" English sometimes  ;))  
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 25, 2011, 10:09:06 AM
Hi Sylvie,

Thank you so much for your insightful input.  I find it extremely interesting.  I have nothing but the utmost respect for other's opinions, even when they don't agree with mine.  Life's to short for that kind of pettiness.  In a nutshell, all I'm saying is that my preference is to see Clint acting, not directing only.  Sure, perhaps 'hate' is too harsh but my take on that is this:  You become a fan of something for a reason.  You love it and come to expect similar output on a regular basis.  It becomes personal.  Of course, this is impossible so when the inevitable disappointment happens comes some resentment and perhaps a little anger.  I am, of course, only speaking for myself but I am sure there are those who can relate.  The first Eastwood movie I saw on the big screen after becoming a die-hard fan (although I'd seen maybe 1 or 2 prior) is Firefox*.  WOW!  Talk about a letdown!  I was furious!  I was bored and yes, sorry, hated that movie to death.  My hopes were so high and that plane flew out of control, crashed into a mountainside and plumeted to the sea!  Well, you get the picture (pun intended).  ;)  

*I enjoyed reading the Firefox and Firefox Down! novels by Craig Thomas, very much.

Still, I remained a true fan and continued to seek out other Eastwood films I'd not yet seen on television.  There were highs and lows there but deliverance came in the form of Sudden Impact (even though it's no longer a favorite Dirty Harry movie for me but that's a whole nother story!).  When I first saw that I loved it and returned to see it twice.  It's a good thing I missed Honkytonk Man due to limited release.  When I came across that movie on cable I laughed at Eastwood singing.  I did come to enjoy it over time, though.

What I said was he will be remembered for his directorial accomplishments but more so for his acting roles, not only.  Sorry for any misunderstanding.

By the way, I had no problem understanding your post.  O0

Thanks again, Syvlie  ;)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Movie Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 14, 2011, 06:23:08 PM
*Update a/o 11/14/11.  My thoughts on J. Edgar after seeing it unexpectedly last Friday: Who saw J. EDGAR? Members' Comments (NO SPOILERS PLEASE) (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9075.0)

Coop's Eastwood Movie Reviews 2011

Best to worst:

  1. A Fistful Of Dollars *****
  2. For A Few Dollars More *****
  3. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
  4. Dirty Harry*****
  5. High Plains Drifter *****
  6. The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
  7. Escape From Alcatraz *****
  8. Unforgiven *****
  9. In The Line Of Fire *****
10. Absolute Power *****
11. Gran Torino*****
12. Hang ‘Em High ****
13. Coogan’s Bluff ****
14. The Enforcer ****
15. Every Which Way But Loose ****
16. Any Which Way You Can ****
17. The Bridges Of Madison County ****
18. True Crime ****
19. Space Cowboys ****
20. Mystic River ****
21. Million Dollar Baby ****
22. Play Misty For Me ***
23. Magnum Force ***
24. Sudden Impact ***
25. Heartbreak Ridge ***
26. A Perfect World ***
27. Two Mules For Sister Sara **
28. Joe Kidd **
29. Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
30. The Eiger Sanction **
31. The Gauntlet **
32. Bronco Billy **
33. Honkytonk Man **
34. Tightrope **
35. City Heat **
36. Pale Rider **
37. The Dead Pool **
38. Pink Cadillac **
39. White Hunter, Black Heart **
40. The Rookie **
41. Blood Work **
42. J. Edgar **
43. Where Eagles Dare *
44. Paint Your Wagon *
45. Kelly’s Heroes *
46. The Beguiled *
47. Firefox *
48. Changeling *
49. Breezy X
50. Bird X
51. Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil X
52. Flags Of Our Fathers X
53. Letters From Iwo Jima X
54. Invictus X
55. Hereafter X
56. Trouble With The Curve N/A
57. A Star Is Born N/A


***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time.  
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.
X Nope.  Didn't enjoy it.  Probably won't see it again.
N/A – Haven’t seen it yet or it’s either in production or a rumored project but likely to be made.

best to worst (chronologically):

  1. A Fistful Of Dollars *****
  2. For A Few Dollars More *****
  3. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
  4. Hang ‘Em High ****
  5. Coogan’s Bluff ****
  6. Where Eagles Dare *
  7. Paint Your Wagon *
  8. Kelly’s Heroes *
  9. Two Mules For Sister Sara **
10. The Beguiled *
11. Play Misty For Me ***
12. Dirty Harry *****
13. Joe Kidd **
14. High Plains Drifter *****
15. Breezy X
16. Magnum Force ***
17. Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
18. The Eiger Sanction **
19. The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
20. The Enforcer ****
21. The Gauntlet **
22. Every Which Way But Loose ****
23. Escape From Alcatraz *****
24. Bronco Billy **
25. Any Which Way You Can ****
26. Firefox *
27. Honkytonk Man **
28. Sudden Impact ***
29. Tightrope **
30. City Heat **
31. Pale Rider **
32. Heartbreak Ridge ***
33. Bird X
34. The Dead Pool **
35. Pink Cadillac **
36. White Hunter, Black Heart **
37. The Rookie **
38. Unforgiven *****
39. In The Line Of Fire *****
40. A Perfect World ***
41. The Bridges Of Madison County ****
42. Absolute Power *****
43. Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil X
44. True Crime ****
45. Space Cowboys ****
46. Blood Work **
47. Mystic River ****
48. Million Dollar Baby ****
49. Flags Of Our Fathers X
50. Letters From Iwo Jima X
51. Changeling *
52. Gran Torino *****
53. Invictus X
54. Hereafter X
55. J. Edgar **
56. Trouble With The Curve N/A
57. A Star Is Born N/A








Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 22, 2011, 08:22:04 AM
Looks like I'll be re-evaulating my ratings in the near future.  A friend forwarded me a link to a decent sale on Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros. and I in turn forwarded it to my dad.  He enjoys movies so I told him he might be interested in this set if he hadn't already seen the majority of films included.  Instead, he took it as a subtle hint that I wanted it for myself and now it's his Christmas gift to me.  I told him that really wasn't my intention but why not, since he insisted?  Okay, twist my arm...  It'd be great if the remainder of Eastwood's films or at least most of them could make their way to another set.  I don't see myself rounding up the rest of them otherwise.  

So, I get to revisit these 35 to see if my opinion has changed.  To be honest, I seriously doubt it but it'll be fun.

Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 28, 2011, 07:10:41 AM
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My dad picked this up for me on eBay recently for Christmas but didn’t come down this year.  He lives in Maine and we're in Massachusetts.  We may see him New Year’s weekend.  So, in the meantime, I decided to look into the titles included on this set.  I’m going to revisit my ratings to see what I currently have and whether or not my opinion changes after viewing each of these again.  I really don’t want to bother with the ones he directed but didn’t star in; Bird, Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil, Letters From Iwo Jima and Invictus (I enjoyed Mystic River).  Either that, or will try to be very open minded and watch those 4 first to get them out of the way.  Then, I can move on to the ones he starred in.  My least favorite of these are Where Eagles Dare (but am curious to see it again because it’s been a long time), The Gauntlet (man did that suck), Firefox (boooooooring), City Heat (horrible comedy-too bad because with Burt Reynolds co-starring it had potential), Pale Rider (one of his worst westerns), The Dead Pool (THE worst Dirty Harry film), Pink Cadillac (WHAT was he THINKING?!...although, Bernadette Peters looks absolutely adorable!) and The Rookie (probably looked good on paper….).  I'm looking forward to seeing The Eastwood Factor, too.  Now if there was another set corralling the remainder of his films… (yes, I know, probably won't happen but I can dream).

Like I've done with the Star Trek films not too long ago, I will atttempt to look for the best in these films since Eastwood hardly makes movies he acts in anymore.  

I came across a decent link:  Clint Eastwood dvds (http://clinteastwooddvds.com/)

Films included:

 1. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
 2. Kelly’s Heroes (1970)
 3. Dirty Harry (1971)
 4. Magnum Force (1973)
 5. The Enforcer (1976)
 6. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
 7. The Gauntlet (1977)
 8. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
 9. Bronco Billy (1980)
10. Any Which Way You Can (1980)
11. Firefox (1982)
12. Honkytonk Man (1982)
13. Sudden Impact (1983)
14. City Heat (1984)
15. Tightrope (1984)
16. Pale Rider (1985)
17. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
18. Bird (1988)
19. The Dead Pool (1988)
20. Pink Cadillac (1989)
21. White Hunter, Black Heart (1990)
22. The Rookie (1990)
23. Unforgiven (1992)
24. A Perfect World (1993)
25. The Bridges Of Madison County (1995)
26. Absolute Power (1997)
27. Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil (1997)
28. True Crime (1999)
29. Space Cowboys (2000)
30. Blood Work (2002)
31. Mystic River (2003)
32. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
33. Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
34. Gran Torino (2008)
35. The Eastwood Factor (2009 documentary)

Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 04, 2012, 10:15:05 AM
Where Eagles Dare (12/04/68 UK., 3/12/69 U.S.)

Rating as of 11/14/11: *

Most recent viewing(s): 4/06/12 & 1/07/12

New rating: ***

I began watching the movies in this set in January and before long got nearly halfway through but then my wife and I began shopping for a better tv.  We eventually decided on a Panasonic 55" HD widescreen.  What an improvement!  Now I love watching Robin Meade on CNN weekday mornings more than ever!  8)

Seeing Where Eagles Dare for first time would not have made me a fan.  I was bored and disappointed.  Richard Burton talked too much and Eastwood didn’t have enough to do.  That was my initial impression back in the early 1980’s, when I’d become very interested in Clint Eastwood movies.  I’d go through the weekly TV Guide searching for his films being shown and would make it a point to watch when I could.  Many a year has passed since then and until recently, my opinion about this film changed very little.  After watching it again earlier this yeary, I didn't expect it to change at all.  This time, I found it to be interesting as well as entertaining and was impressed with Richard Burton's acting.  That's not to slight Burton, he's obviously a legend and considered a great actor.  The only films of his I've seen are Cleopatra and Equus and enjoyed them.  To be honest, it was Burton's acting that helped change my views about this film.  As far as Eastwood's role goes, having him in this film is a definite bonus.  It is, after all, a Richard Burton movie with Clint co-starring.  I believe my viewing it more as an Eastwood movie initially was why I disliked it and rated it so low previously.  I expected more and always came away disappointed.  I’m glad to rank this as one of the more likeable Eastwood films now.  Burton & Eastwood appeared to work well together and would've been good had they done so again.  

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Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 05, 2012, 02:24:06 PM
Kelly's Heroes (6/23/70)
 
Rating as of 11/14/11:  *

Most recent viewing(s): 4/15/12 & 1/09/12

New rating: **1/2

Two and a half stars may not seem like much but it's an improvement over the single star rating I'd had it at previously.  Like another war movie Eastwood starred in that I also viewed a couple of times earlier this year, Where Eagles Dare, I had no expectations that my opinion would change at all.  The first time I saw Kelly’s Heroes, I was in my mid-teens and expected everything to be as close to The Man With No Name and Dirty Harry as possible.  Looking at this movie from that perspective, it fell short on many levels.  Now that I’m much older, I can appreciate the story more and the humor.  I still feel the movie is a little too long but definitely enjoyable now.  What helps make it interesting is seeing how these actors portrayed their characters.  Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles, Carroll O’Connor and Gavin MacLeod would all go on to star in much better movies than this, even television.  It’s hard to tell whether I’ll enjoy this any more over time but I’m at least now open to the possibility of future viewings.

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Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 07, 2012, 11:53:28 AM
Firefox (6/18/82)
 
Rating as of 11/14/11:  *

Most recent viewing(s): 10/29/12, 4/21/12 & 1/14/12

New rating: **1/2

This is a tough movie to like.  It’s too long and at times boring.  By the time it picks up towards the end, it’s too late to salvage.  I feel there’s too much explanation of the mission and plane at the beginning to hold my attention and it isn’t necessary.  Without it, an air of mystery would be added and make this movie more interesting and enjoyable.  This way the opening would focus ore on Gant being approached to take on the mission and next we’d find him in training.

It does, however, hold a special place in my heart because at 15 years of age in the summer of 1982, it was the first Eastwood film to be released after I’d become a die-hard fan the previous winter.  Seeing the Leone westerns and Dirty Harry on tv during this time is what got me hooked.  I was familiar with his movies and had seen a couple on the big screen, such as Escape From Alcatraz and Any Which Way You Can.  When I heard about this movie, my expectations were very high.  I went to see it with a friend and he kept trying to talk me into leaving because he was so bored.  I couldn’t blame him, so we did.  I was stubborn, though and returned the next day to watch it on my own.  It was almost like I was determined to like it.  I didn’t want to admit how bad it was to myself.  No, that was unacceptable because this was Clint Eastwood and I was a big fan!  How could he make a bad film!  Especially the first theatrical release after I’d become such a huge admirer of his films?!  Over time I’d come to learn you’ve got to accept the bad with the good and Firefox falls, unfortunately, into the bad category.  I’ve upgraded my rating because Eastwood hardly stars in the films he makes anymore.  So, I’m left with the legacy left behind to enjoy the best aspects of them instead of being so harshly critical.  This film could easily stand to lose about ½ hour of footage and I’d enjoy it that much more.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.     

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Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 08, 2012, 01:27:33 PM
Heartbreak Ridge (12/05/86)
 
Rating as of 11/14/11: ***

Most recent viewing(s): 10/31/12 & 1/15/12

New rating: ***1/2
 
I had the opportunity to watch Heartbreak Ridge in its’ entirety again recently and came away enjoying the film all over again.  That hasn’t happened in years.  For that reason, I thought I’d updated this to a lower rating some time ago.  I did view it earlier this year but didn’t care for it much.  This time, I enjoyed watching it again, a lot.  I didn’t expect that.  I had written it off, much like most of Clint’s 80’s films, as disappointing.  Until recently my opinion had changed over the years in that the movie hadn’t aged well and that it just wasn’t very good.  Not so.  Heartbreak Ridge is probably one of his better movies of the decade.  I was interested in Highway’s journey throughout, always enjoying how he reacted to each situation he found himself in be it positive or negative.  As a marine, he was very much in control but not quite in his personal life.  Watching as he attempted to understand women and reconnect with his ex-wife was very entertaining.  There’s a handful of good quotes here, my all-time favorite about what he tells a fellow supply officer what to do with his contraband Stogie if he doesn’t get it outta his face!    
 
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Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 23, 2014, 06:11:02 AM
Pale Rider (6/25/85)

Rating as of 11/14/11: **

Most recent viewing(s): 6/20/14

New rating: ***

I'd love to give this a four-star rating but I still woulnd't say it's a great film.  There was a time where I discounted this film altogether but over the years have come to appreciate it a little more.  It was a pleasure seeing this again recently, recalling where I was in life when the film came out.  I believe it's the fist western I saw in a movie theater so I'm glad it was an Eastwood western even though my reaction to it at the time was that of disappointment. 

So now I see this as a very good film, definitely worth returning to.  I've always enjoyed the scene where Preacher says, "There's nothing like a nice piece of Hickory."  As Clint acts less these days I paid particular attention to him while watching this movie again.  He definitely delivered an understated performance but perhaps that's the intent and it was effective. 
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 06, 2014, 04:58:12 AM
Two Mules For Sister Sara (6/16/70)

Rating as of 11/14/11: **

Most recent viewing(s): 8/05/14

New rating: ***

This is one of the 3 westerns I'd hope to view around the same time I watched Pale Rider not too long ago.  Turns out, I no longer own it so I borrowed my wife's brother's copy.  He's got a 3-dvd set that includes this, Joe Kidd and High Plains Drifter.  Joe Kidd was the other in that I was curious to see what I used to consider Clint's 3 worst western films.  So far, I've come away with a new appreciation for Pale Rider.

The same hasn't happened with Two Mules but I did enjoy seeing it again.  It's been quite some time.  While my personal rating of the movie has improved, I still don't consider one of his best movies.  It's a little difficult staying interested throughout but I guess that's my only real gripe with it.  The chemistry between Eastwood and MacLaine is poor.  I don't know, maybe the movie was a little too long and/or could've used a little more action.  Regardless, it's a western and Eastwood's in it.  My distaste for this film, like Pale Rider, has all but disappeared.  The acting was good, but could've been a little better and Unlike Rider, I won't be in a hurry to see it again soon but think I'll check it out over winter, when it's cold, snowy and rotten outside so I can appreciate the landscape and warm weather in Two Mules.  I've since begun watching Joe Kidd and I can tell it's going to have the same effect on me after watching only the first 1/2 this morning before work.  The flow of that film is better and I know I'll not only enjoy seeing it again but come away liking it more.   
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 07, 2014, 05:13:50 AM
Joe Kidd (7/14/72)

Rating as of 11/14/11: **

Most recent viewing(s): 8/06/14

New rating: ***

I knew I'd enjoy seeing this again and that I'd most likely give it an improved rating.  I like the character of Joe Kidd more than Hogan from Two Mules From Sister Sara.  I thought Robert Duvall and John Saxon were good in this movie but the drama and seriousness of the plot didn't come through very well and the ending seems rushed.  In all, though, an enjoyable western that Eastwood makes good just by being in it. 
 
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Perry on August 07, 2014, 07:43:34 PM


Breezy, Letters From Iwo Jima and Bird get X ratings............ Yeah......OK.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 08, 2014, 05:44:31 AM

Breezy, Letters From Iwo Jima and Bird get X ratings............ Yeah......OK.

Such is life.  You might want to re-read the title of this thread.

....Not only that, but you may or may not have noticed that my opinion regarding many of Eastwood's films I otherwise disliked or didin't hold in high regard have changed for the better over the past couple of years.  I still say that to me, an Eastwood film is one that stars Clint Eastwood, not one he only directs.  Still, with all this being said I am open minded enough to give all of the movies with the lowest or no ratings another chance, regardless of whether he starred in them or not.  That's what being a fan is all about. 
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Perry on August 08, 2014, 11:22:59 AM


Actually JC Thats a valid point.I just found it interesting how you could rate Pink Cadillac over let's say Letters From Iwo Jima, but then I think Joe Kidd is a superior movie than Unforgiven- So you be right.....
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 08, 2014, 11:46:58 AM

Actually JC Thats a valid point.I just found it interesting how you could rate Pink Cadillac over let's say Letters From Iwo Jima, but then I think Joe Kidd is a superior movie than Unforgiven- So you be right.....

Waitaminute! Joe Kidd superior than Unforgiven?! What the??!?!!!   

Just kidding.  Although I prefer Unforgiven, I did very much enjoy watching Joe Kidd again.  Lots of good scenes in there, especially between Kidd and Lamarr.  For me it seems anti-climactic but in all it's still a good, decent western.  There's much worse out there.  You make a good point, too, Perry.  I have to admit that on the surface, just saying Pink Cadillac is a better film than Letters From Iwo Jima just doesn't sound right.  What did I give PC, 1 star?  At some point I'll view it again and I really will be surprised if my opinion changes with that one the way it has with a bunch of others Clint has starred in that I didn't care much for.  I remember scratching my head upon leaving the theater and thinking to myself, "Huh?!"  Same went for The Rookie. 

So, at some point, I definitely plan on giving the movies Eastwood directed but did not star in another chance.  I reckon if I can put my prejudice about him not being in them aside, then maybe I'll be able to enjoy them...well, the ones I gave the worst ratings to, anyway.  I'm getting ahead of myself here but my guess is that if the 1 and 2 star movies have moved up a notch then the ones without a rating would and even should get, at least, a 2 star rating. 

   
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 08, 2014, 12:03:35 PM
I still say that to me, an Eastwood film is one that stars Clint Eastwood, not one he only directs.

You know, if I do come away liking films like Breezy, Bird and Hereafter then I'll have to eat these words.  :D

I'll do so, happily.  What it all boils down to is that over the past 1-2 years I've been reconsidering many of Eastwood's films and have taken great pleasure in enjoying the ones I used to dislike.  That doesn't happen very often and is an unexpected surprise, much like a handful of Stax Studios recordings by Elvis I rediscovered and are now favorites.  I've said this before but the major bonus there is what was once disregarded becomes almost new again.  Looking back on Eastwood's body of film work, he truly is one of a kind.  Most of what he's done has been entertaining.  I think it only comes down to 5 films I'm not in a hurry to see again; Paint Your Wagon, Bird, Pink Cadillac, The Rookie and Hereafter.  I'm almost embarassed to admit I own all of Elvis Presley's films, but no longer Eastwood.  In my own defense, I am a bigger Elvis fan but do hope to remedy the situation in the not too distant future.  It would be worth every penny spent if a complete Eastwood film set ever came out.  Due to various studios he made movies for, I realize this is probably not going to happen but it'd be great nonetheless.     
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Perry on August 08, 2014, 02:17:51 PM

It's not that I dislike Unforgiven. I just always felt the movie drags in the middle and is overrated. Just never felt is was an Oscar winning movie. Compared to Josey Wales which to me is his real Masterpiece it's not even on the same level. Personally, I'd rate Gran Torino as his 3rd best movie after Wales and the original D.H..BTW,...The Begulied is better than True Crime......
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: The Man With No Aim on August 09, 2014, 11:17:07 PM
Unforgiven drags in the middle because.....
Clint is portraying the sober Will Munny. The sober Will Munny is a gentle, kind man, who is barely aggressive enough to defend himself and his children. A real Clark Kent or Elmer Fudd...The type of quiet non-trouble maker that you wish every one of your neighbors was. The film resorts to overkill in presenting the gentleness of the man because the director realized that many action movie fans are a little slow to get a subtle message.

Unforgiven does not drag in the final scenes because Will Munny has experienced a great traumatizing event, the sudden loss of his only real friend, and he has resorted to his old helper Whisky, and has become the heretofore hidden uber-aggressive and almost superhuman man that Will Munny of old became when he was drunk, which was just about all the time.

Anyone looking at Unforgiven as just another action movie and being sad about not enough action in the middle is completely missing the real purpose of the movie.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: KC on August 10, 2014, 01:05:11 AM
Very well put, MWNA! I never thought about it before, but in one of the many dimensions of Unforgiven, Munny is indeed portraying a kind of superhero type, who undergoes a transformation between his identities with the help of his magic ingredient, whiskey.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Gant on August 10, 2014, 02:03:05 AM
Don't we all .... ;)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 11, 2014, 05:45:47 AM
That's funny because that's how I used to feel about Josey Wales, that it dragged in the middle.  Well, it still does a little but I still think it, and Unforgiven, are great.   
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Perry on August 11, 2014, 04:39:08 PM


 Josey Wales should had been a 4 hour movie.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: The Man With No Aim on August 12, 2014, 01:34:25 AM
Amen, Perry!

About a week ago, or maybe two, hmmm, it might have been three, I had the good luck of stumbling over a book in the previously-read-bookstore. The book that the film was based on. It is actually two books in one in the edition I found; The Outlaw Josey Wales, and, The vengeance Trail of Josey Wales.

I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in the film. If I ever get over my fear of computer stuff I will scan the book cover and post it so you all can identify it. The book covers a lot of ground that was left out of the film, and the film could have easily been four hours long or longer, and still keenly held my interest!
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 12, 2014, 04:58:59 AM
4 hours, that would be something.  Reading the book(s) would be a great winter-time venture. 
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Perry on August 12, 2014, 02:27:58 PM

I should seek the book out. Actually Jed, Josey Wales does drag by the time Grandma,TenSpotand the rest are doing the campfire dances. I actually was looking @ the Box Office/Budget and pretty impressive @ 3.7 budget and a take in of almost 32 million. Not too shabby...

                                                    OX-BO
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: KC on August 12, 2014, 08:31:00 PM
We've discussed the books (at least the first one, on which the film was based) and their author a number of times on this Board over the years. Here's a link to a thread from one of our formal Film Discussions (goes back to 2004):

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=2985.0

And another thread from 2003, continued in 2010 ...

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/?topic=1331.0

As noted there, the book was first published under the title The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales, and subsequently under the titles Gone to Texas and The Outlaw Josey Wales.

Here's the cover of the edition I have of both books in one volume:

(http://img2.imagesbn.com/p/9780826311689_p0_v1_s260x420.jpg)

The same edition with a new cover design is still available from Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/isbn=0826311687/clinteastwood-20/


Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: The Man With No Aim on August 12, 2014, 11:37:37 PM
4 hours, that would be something.  Reading the book(s) would be a great winter-time venture. 

To be sure, the book was a great adventure for me. It is extremely well written, I dare to say it is on a par with Steinbeck's Grapes Of Wrath or Hemingway's Old Man And The Sea.

I am not a speed-reader. I never ever zoom and skim through any written material. And so I do not consequently miss the 90% or more that the average speed-reader misses. Yet the book captured my attention so strongly that I read it in three days. No, I was not reading 24 hours a day. It is so well written that I read normally but also very quickly and thoroughly. 
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: The Man With No Aim on August 12, 2014, 11:41:21 PM
KC...Thanks for bailing me out in my computer ineptness!  O0

That's my book and my cover!  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: The Man With No Aim on August 13, 2014, 12:01:58 AM
The gun on the book cover is obviously a 1851 Colt's Navy which was originally manufactured in only 36 caliber, and accepted a maximum charge of  40 grains of black powder. That is the exact equivalent of the present day 38 Special. The Colt's Navy, according to the book, was Josey's backup gun, kept in a shoulder holster under his left arm.

In the book Josey packed two BIG 44s as his main guns, which in the day could have meant either Colt's Dragoon 44s, which accepted 50 grains maximum black powder, or, Colt's Walker 44s, which accepted 60 grains of black powder. In the movie Josey is shown packing two Walkers on his gunbelt. The knockdown power of a Walker with a full 60 grain load was surprisingly close to the modern 44 Magnum. If there was one thing you would really enjoy, it would be if you did not get shot with a Walker.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 13, 2014, 05:49:25 AM
Thanks, KC and TMWNA.  Here are some various book cover images, as well as a pressbook.

(https://sp1.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608044030791910197&pid=15.1&P=0)


(https://sp1.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608019025485038105&pid=15.1&P=0) (https://sp3.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.607990120365165839&pid=15.1&P=0) (https://sp1.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608020700523725629&pid=15.1&P=0)

(https://sp3.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608033701397004403&pid=15.1&P=0) (https://sp1.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608033808764831673&pid=15.1&P=0) (https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608008524297800684&pid=15.1&P=0)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: KC on August 13, 2014, 06:22:53 AM
The pressbook, of course, is publicity for the movie and has nothing to do with Carter's book. Nice image, though.
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 13, 2014, 01:54:58 PM
The pressbook, of course, is publicity for the movie and has nothing to do with Carter's book. Nice image, though.

I agree.  It was on the page when I did a search online so I thought it'd be good to include it with the others.  I used to own a pressbook on Dirty Harry.  I gave it away but wish I hadn't. 
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: The Man With No Aim on August 14, 2014, 12:54:01 AM
It was super to see those book cover pictures. Thanks for posting them.

One of them is a puzzler. The one in the middle in the bottom row. Josey is holding two pistols BUT his right hand holster has a pistol sitting in it.

BUT #2; the pistols in his hands look the same size, and look the right LARGE size to be his Walker main pistols. So.....

The one in the holster is the "odd man out" and has to be his little backup Colt Navy.

So, he is using his main Walker pistols AFTER he has already used his backup Navy and dispatched it to his hip holster?  :o It aint likely.

The aesthetics of that particular picture are superb. I am ashamed to bring up such a logistics quibble. 
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 03, 2014, 07:14:57 AM
Tightrope (8/17/84)

Rating as of 11/14/11: **

Most recent viewing(s): 9/02/14

New rating: ****

Review: Tightrope and City Heat 30th Anniversaries (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9814.msg218445#msg218445)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 04, 2014, 06:06:02 AM
City Heat (12/07/84)

Rating as of 11/14/11: **

Most recent viewing(s): 9/03/14

New rating: ***

Review: Tightrope and City Heat 30th Anniversaries (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9814.msg218456#msg218456)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 05, 2014, 05:16:44 AM
Million Dollar Baby (12/15/04)

Rating as of 11/14/11: ****

Most recent viewing(s): 9/04/14

New rating: *****

Review: Million Dollar Baby 10th Anniversary (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9813.msg218465#msg218465)

Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: AKA23 on September 05, 2014, 11:29:45 AM
I've been following your reviews, Brian. What do you think accounts for your rating many of these movies much better now than you did initially? Do you feel like you are just appreciating all of Eastwood's work as an actor more now because you realize that he rarely acts anymore and is unlikely to do much more of it in the future, or have you found yourself actually believing that these movies are actually better than you initially evaluated them to be for other reasons?

Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 05, 2014, 11:45:47 AM
I've been following your reviews, Brian. What do you think accounts for your rating many of these movies much better now than you did initially? Do you feel like you are just appreciating all of Eastwood's work as an actor more now because you realize that he rarely acts anymore and is unlikely to do much more of it in the future, or have you found yourself actually believing that these movies are actually better than you initially evaluated them to be for other reasons?

Hi Aka,

This is a two-part answer.  First, not all of my ratings have stayed the same since my initial viewings.  For example, I loved Sudden Impact when I first saw it on the big screen in 1983.  That's becuase I was a new fan and was very disappointed with Firefox and am sure I wouldn't have liked Honkytonk Man had I seen it when it came out.  Had you asked me what my rating was for Sudden Impact then, back in 1983, it probably would've been 5 stars.  Over the years, I've liked Sudden Impact less and less.  I think my rating may have improved upon seeing it more recently, and here's the reason why:  Second, yes, absolutely.  You hit the nail on the head.  Clint hardly acts anymore so I'm finding now that I take pleasure in watching films he starred in that I otherwise didn't care for much.  I honestly didn't think this would happen with films like Firefox, Where Eagles Dare, City Heat, Kelly's Heroes and Tightrope but am glad I was wrong.  I'm still doubting this will happen with Pink Cadillac and The Rookie, but anything can happen. 

I used to rate Million Dollar Baby with 4 stars but enjoyed seeing it again so much that I felt it warranted 5.  This isn't so muich for the reasons stated above.  I haven't seen MDB as much as his earlier work and seeing it again now not only reinforced my opinion that it's a very good movie but also, that it's one of his best.

I think age plays a big part.  You experience various things throughout life and you realize your thought process, perspective and/or opinions change.  I'm only speaking for myself, of course.  This happened a handful of years ago with how I felt about Elvis films.  For the most part, I thought they were useless and stupid.  Now I take them for what they are which is for the most part, musical comedies.  They're light entertainment and there's a few exceptions that are very good but light entertainment/musical comedies best sums up his body of films.  Instead of expecting more, enjoying them for what they are has made a huge difference. 

Not that I return to Elvis movies anywhere near the amount of times I return to Eastwood's.  No, Eastwood has been my favorite actor since the winter of '81/'82 and I don't see that ever changing.  Nobody even comes close. 

Now I just wonder if this will happen with Breezy, Bird & Hereafter.  ;)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 29, 2014, 12:38:47 PM
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot (5/23/74)

Rating as of 11/14/11: **

Most recent viewing(s): 10/28/14

New rating: ***

Current review:  Thunderbolt And Lightfoot 40th Anniversary (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9815.msg218942#msg218942)
Title: Re: Coop's Eastwood Reviews 2009
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 19, 2020, 05:10:41 PM
Going through the some old topics with all these best of each decade topics recently and found this thread.

I've updated my list and some ratings have changed as well.

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More ****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ***
Coogan’s Bluff ***
Where Eagles Dare ***
Paint Your Wagon ***
Kelly’s Heroes ****
Two Mules For Sister Sara ***
The Beguiled ***
Play Misty For Me **** 
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd ***
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy ***
Magnum Force ****
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot *****
The Eiger Sanction ***
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet ***
Every Which Way But Loose ***
Escape From Alcatraz ****
Bronco Billy ***
Any Which Way You Can ***
Firefox ***
Honkytonk Man ***
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope ***
City Heat ***
Pale Rider ****
Heartbreak Ridge ***
The Dead Pool ***
Bird ***
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart ****
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ***
Absolute Power ***
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil ***
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work ***
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby *****
Flags Of Our Fathers ****
Letters From Iwo Jima ****
Changeling ***
Gran Torino ****
Invictus ****
Hereafter ***
J. Edgar ***
Trouble With The Curve ***
Jersey Boys ***
American Sniper ****
Sully ****
The 15:17 To Paris ***
The Mule ****
Richard Jewell
(TBR)