Pale Rider (DVD)

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Pale Rider (DVD)

A girl kneels over the grave of her murdered dog, praying for a miracle, while off in the distance, a man rides toward town on a pale horse. Clint Eas...

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ProReal

ConsHmmm

To save time and effort, instead of reviewing this film I'll just throw in some applicable words and let you have your own discussion: Pale Rider, Unforgiven, western, Eastwood, great. There you are...now onto the next film. What? You're still here? You want more? MORE?!?!?! (You're not a small...

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ProClint Eastwood fitting his character wonderfully.

ConsNot much in the way of surprises in the plot.

I'm not one for long reviews of films and picky details about the cast. It's easy to find those details if you want (e.g. www.imdb.com). No spoilers to watch out for here, I think, just a general overview of the film :-) ** THE FILM ** This isn't the same kind of western as The Good, The Bad and...

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Excellent

“Moriarty's Finest Hour”

published 27/02/2001

ProGood performance all round, and Michael Moriarty.

ConsA familiar plot in the Western genre.

Don't watch this movie for Clint Eastwood, evn though it is one of his best performances. Watch it to see how a lesser known, but inspired, actor can upstage even the Man with No Name. Michael Moriarty is best known now as Benjamin Stone in Law and Order, but back in 1985, when Pale Rider was...

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A girl kneels over the grave of her murdered dog, praying for a miracle, while off in the distance, a man rides toward town on a pale horse. Clint Eastwood's PALE RIDER was the filmmaker's first Western in nearly a decade. It finds a pleasant balance between the mystical revisionism of films such as HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER and the traditional Western. Eastwood stars as the Preacher, who wanders into a dusty California town and tries to rescue a community of gold prospectors that is being terrorized by the local corporate mining operation, which is strip-mining the land. He's taken in by Hull Barrett (Michael Moriarty), who lives with Sarah Wheeler (Carrie Snodgrass) and her 14-year-old daughter, she of the murdered pooch, Megan (Sydney Penny). The Preacher is something of a blend of Eastwood's Man with No Name and the title character of George Stevens's SHANE. The story and treatment are straightforward and entertaining, and the strong performances draw the audience in. The Preacher remains a mysterious character, but in the end, as he takes on the evil mining corporation's hired guns, it's impossible not to root for him.

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