Feelings get you killed.
Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Irons, Ren�e Zellweger, Lance Henriksen, Adam Nelson, Ariadna Gil
|Screenplay||Robert Knott, Ed Harris, from the novel by Robert B. Parker|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||New Line Cinema, Axon Films, Eight Gauge Productions, Groundswell Productions|
|Language||Moderate strength, fairly frequent|
|Nudity||One very brief scene in non-sexual context|
|Sex||Some sexual innuendo and references|
|Violence||Fairly frequent and realistic, strongly implied, some bloodiness|
|Drug abuse||Infrequent social alcohol and tobacco|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Ivan Sadler Appaloosa really captures the feeling of classic westerns, but without the pantomime theatrics. The acting is excellent and the characters totally credible. The story is entertaining, giving us romance, fights, thrills, and plenty of laughs, for those who enjoy the lighter side of the genre.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert At the end of the day, everything works out as I suppose it had to, and we're not all tied in emotional knots or existential dread.
Jason Anderson Appaloosa’s unhurried pace and old-fashioned sense of decorum allow for its many virtues to shine through.
James Berardinelli It is not as compelling as three recent Westerns — The Proposition, Open Range, and 3:10 to Yuma — but there's enough quality material to be found bookended between the opening and closing credits to make this compulsory viewing for those who retain a fondness for what the Western can bring to the screen.
Peter Travers Appaloosa is gripping entertainment that keeps springing surprises. But Harris triumphs by making the final showdown a battle between a man and his conscience.
C. Fuchs Instantly forgettable, rambling and unfocused, slow and even failing at being a parable of today's tightening of civil rights in the name of security, Appaloosa contains the requisite icons, but ultimately doesn't spin or build on them in any sort of interesting or entertaining way.
Tomatometer A traditional genre western, Appaloosa sets itself apart with smart psychology, an intriguing love triangle, and good chemistry between the leads.
What the People say
10654 Netizens A real western.
Average .. 66%