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« Reply #20 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.   
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« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2005, 08:25:15 AM »

Thanks Doug!  

I'm curious, what's with the  :-\ next to The Gauntlet?
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« Reply #22 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.
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« Reply #23 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)
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« Reply #24 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)

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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2006, 05:33:40 PM »


***** for The Guantlet?.....
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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2006, 10:35:00 AM »

***** for The Guantlet?.....
YEEEAAAHHH !  8) :D
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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2006, 10:37:18 AM »

"Nag nag nag."  8)
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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2006, 01:15:12 PM »



  ...The ***** star rating must be because Bill Mckinney was in the movie.
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« Reply #29 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)
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« Reply #30 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."
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« Reply #31 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)
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« Reply #32 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.
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« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2006, 05:38:47 PM »

I wonder who changed it.  I started it last October.  :o :-\

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« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2007, 11:56:31 AM »

Wow, looks like I'll have to update this soon!
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« Reply #35 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 *


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« Reply #36 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!



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 *


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« Reply #37 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 ****

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« Reply #38 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.
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« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2009, 03:36:22 PM »

Perry, please see the Community Standards, particularly the sections on Flaming/Bashing Other Members, Trolling, etc. and Respect Everyone's Opinion.
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