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Hang 'em High Reviews

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March 6, 2019
This movie is pretty good, its a faster paced movie but its mostly action and a bit of drama. There is a few questionable scenes but its still good.
½ December 27, 2018
Good movie. Worth the watch.
½ December 20, 2018
Clint is great, his roles are always interesting ones. I love the way this movie starts. Him carrying a baby calf out of the river. I can't really tell who's telling the truth or what's going on. That posse don't look like no lawmen. They looked like hired gun or outlaws. It seems like Clint's character was probably set up. What a way to start a movie. Doing just like what the title says right at the beginning.

Holy shit! The organ in the movie soundtrack! It's just like a part in Red Dead Redemption 2. I can hear and see the influence. Well, Denis Hopper's appearance was short lived. IT would have been nice to know what happened to Hopper's character. He seems like he was in some kind of cult or worship circle. Insane how many prisoners they got down in that cell. Things were so much more simpler back then before industry and consumerism. No stupid application to get a job, open ranges where you can ride your horse through with no cars, and much more simpler living with minimal distractions.

The zoom in's are so funny to watch. Tarantino uses them in his movies. It adds to dramatic effect. Pretty badass how he's now turned Marshall and is now going after the men how uno him. I'm curious to find out who the blonde is looking for. The judge does;t seem to play fair game. It seems like his pride gets in the way. It's insane to see how people treated hangings back then as if it were T.V. show marathon or some kind of big blockbuster movie. The way people gathered. Funny how the leader of the gang ended up being a coward.

What makes this Western so special is that it doesn't follow the common formula that most Westerns use. The interesting use of different camera angles and wide quick zoom ins makes this movie a landmark in Western filmmaking. There were some great moments in this movie.
½ December 14, 2018
Hang em High is a strange blend of excellence and mediocrity. Director Ted Post was clearly out of his league, saddled with both an actor and a script he couldn't handle. Eastwood is great, and the script had the potential to diagram a great film. Unfortunately, Post was out of his depth. Despite great performances from both Eastwood and Bruce Dern as a delightfully slimey desperado, the film wobbles at times. The script contains an astonishing array of characters: the hangin judge, as a slightly out-of-control sovereign for the lawless Oklahoma Territory; Clint as the warrior; nine vigilantes who mistakenly lynch Eastwood; and two ladies representing the productive estate: the respectful prostitute, Arlene Golonka, and Inger Stevens playing the raped fertility goddess. Perhaps most unusual of all are a Dioskouric pair who must be sacrificed in the name of justice - great stuff. There are moments of magic, but also times when the movie loses its bearings. Well worth watching, despite the flaws.
½ November 22, 2018
Hang em High is a strange blend of excellence and mediocrity. Director Ted Post was clearly out of his league, saddled with both an actor and a script he couldn't handle. Eastwood is great, and the script had the potential to diagram a great film. Unfortunately, Post was out of his depth. Despite great performances from both Eastwood and Bruce Dern as a delightfully slimey desperado, the film wobbles at times. The script contains an astonishing array of characters: the hangin judge, as a slightly out-of-control sovereign for the lawless Oklahoma Territory; Clint as the warrior; nine vigilantes who mistakenly lynch Eastwood; and two ladies representing the productive estate: the respectful prostitute, Arlene Golonka, and Inger Stevens playing the raped fertility goddess. Perhaps most unusual of all are a Dioskouric pair who must be sacrificed in the name of justice - great stuff. There are moments of magic, but also times when the movie loses its bearings. Well worth watching, despite the flaws.
August 24, 2018
hangs stuff higher..

Hang 'Em High

Hang 'Em High is a character driven action thriller about a man fueled with vengeance that latter gets seduced by the justice side of the coin.

The premise has enough potential to bedazzle the audience which it delivers unflinchingly in here and addition to that its gripping screenplay that enfolds and ensues more fragile and layered concept that just mere fist fighting. The action sequences are well choreographed and easily draws the attention from the viewers especially the way it glorifies and savours each and every moment.

It consists few nail-biting political debate and also raises the question of the transaction of the system of law from the western world's perspective. The star cast doesn't snatch away the actual crisp or essence from someone else's track and offers them enough room and range to factor in effectively in the bigger picture.

The script is mature than one would expect especially its last act that is surprisingly softer and sensible that one usually doesn't get in such action features. It is rich on technical aspects like cinematography, camera work and editing that helps chew the characters' perspective in, appropriately which are aptly cooked and three dimensional.

There are few pathos track in here but it is what helps keep the feature grounded and viewers rooting for the character. If Eastwood is ferocious and has finesse, Hingle is equally powerful and challenging for him with Stevens supporting her decently especially in its last act.

The director Post may not have Leone's precision but has patience and awareness of its characters strength which he uses it wisely. Whistle blowing dialogues, sharp sound effects and mature take on the genre are the high points of the feature.

Hang 'Em High hangs stuff higher than genre calls for or one would expect, it's refreshingly good.
April 23, 2018
VerVery good action scenes and actieing a most watch for the family The only thing I hate is it dont come on any more Clint Eastwood is a very good actor
February 27, 2018
Nothing particularly great or new here just a solid western cashing in on the success of the dollars trilogy but lacking on the iconic feel.
December 16, 2017
A good film, with some high points, good performances, and an interesting revenge story, as well as some bigger themes about the law and how it's applied. I did find it awkward at times, when the music or a scene seemed to be imitating the mood of Clint's great spaghetti westerns, but not so effectively.
August 20, 2017
One of the last great westerns.
August 7, 2017
As for it being a Western? It's solid, nothing spectacular, the direction from Ted Post gives a couple of memorable scenes for us craving for something classic (I personally loved Dennis Hopper's scene as "Prophet", plus the climactic showdown at the hideout is played well), though it also feels padded a few times. The score is memorable, but a big culprit for the padded feel is the editing. Some scenes last too long, others not enough, or one scene will cut into another abruptly which ruins the mood of both scenes. It's really all over the place.
½ July 24, 2017
Despite Clint easwoods amazing performance as usual, I didn't like this film, I just thought it was a boring western
March 8, 2017
Though by no means the best Western that Eastwood has acted in (not even the best from the 60s in fact) this is still a solid film in the genre that despite being conventional still has relatively solid issues that tackled within the narrative and it also has a solid plot. The cast supporting Eastwood are good, I like the score, the action is realistic and not overblown and the visuals though not extravagant do at least throw you into the world portrayed.
January 27, 2017
Clint Eastwood is out for vengeance after being left for dead. There is certainly nobody better than Eastwood for this type of role. It was a reasonable Western, but it could have had a stronger ending. (First and only viewing - 7/24/2010)
½ January 27, 2017
Probably my least favorite of all the Clint Eastwood westerns but I still enjoyed it.
November 4, 2016
I don't understand the praise for this one. It's a pretty generic Western, with the only thing different the music, but that gets really campy at a lot of points. It also mostly feels directionless and confused, with a very distracted plot. I get that they were riffing on history, but they took on too much while still folding in all the usual cliches. This is like a sad imitation of the Spaghetti Westerns with all the trappings of the mid century American Westerns... There's just not a lot of depth or complexity here at all.
September 2, 2016
Decent western. It seems confused between being an old fashioned moral tale and a gritty revisionist western. It also works a little too hard at its anti capital punishment message, and with its shoe-horned love story, it ends up feeling a little confused.
½ July 19, 2016
good western- Sergio Leone style
½ February 28, 2016
Obviously not as good as the Dollars trilogy, but still very enjoyable.
September 14, 2015
Wrongly accused of murder Eastwood is hung but survives. He then tracks down his would be murderers for his own brand of justice
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