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The Left Handed Gun ()

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William Bonney - Billy the Kid - gets a job with a cattleman known as 'The Englishman,' and is befriended by the peaceful, religious man. But when a crooked sheriff and his men murder the Englishman because he plans to supply the local Army fort with his beef, Billy decides to avenge the death by killing the four men responsible... (imdb)

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The Left Handed Gun belongs to 15 collections
1. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
2. Cinemacom's 500 Best Westerns (public: moderated by Pickpocket - 4 stars)
3. Films available in HD (supplement) (public: moderated by Jorg - 1 star)
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TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Jan 24 M-B-M
6T8
Jan 10 zak83
80T5
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
70T8
Sep 29, 2017 PekkaVaino
55T3
Sep 03, 2017 RavynLoony RavynLoony
61T7
Mar 11, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
66T7
Jan 11, 2017 joewkeh joewkeh
48T2
Jan 03, 2017 Buff
45T7
Jul 13, 2016 eddiewinslow
50T1
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70T6
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
70T4
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
72T2
Dec 11, 2015 MichaelOKeef
60T5
Nov 30, 2015 Horus
70T5
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
90T10
Oct 23, 2015 Niska Niska
20T3
Aug 24, 2015 Patatuela
70T6
Aug 01, 2015 GRouleau
77T8
Jul 21, 2015 thirdeye42
69T4
Jun 01, 2015 anjos
40T2
May 18, 2015 dglink
70T4
Apr 29, 2015 ferguson
70T6
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
60T2
Dec 15, 2014 mfl
56T4
Dec 05, 2014 brianmn
50T3
Jun 03, 2014 cayh
60T3
May 18, 2014 Merc Merc
70T5
Mar 25, 2014 Bojangles Bojangles
40T3
Weird weird movie. Surreal. Lots of stuff doesn't make sense.
Mar 04, 2014 Raf Raf
30T2
Feb 13, 2014 robixsmash
70T6
Feb 05, 2014 afirm
75T3
Dec 04, 2013 HansLucas Hans_Lucas
73T3
Oct 21, 2013 Jorg
70T6
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
60T5
Aug 07, 2013 Barkinson
70T9
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
60T3
May 23, 2013 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
51T5
May 23, 2013 filmaffinity filmaffinity
65T7
May 21, 2013 wetwillies wetwillies
70T2
Existential angst in a western setting leads to mixed results. Some of the images are strong, but Newman's performance is average, swinging to-and-fro from emotions with a James Dean-like zeal, without having the overarching pathos to back it up.
Mar 03, 2013 filmcricket
61T6
Feb 23, 2013 Coheed
80T8
Dec 10, 2012 pzingg
88T6
Almost everyone criticizes Newman's Brando/Dean imitation as Billy the Kid but I liked the randomness of his emotions. Surreal details (by Gore Vidal?) like: a young girl laughing at the sight of one of Billy's victim's boots standing empty in the street. And there are the overarching themes of 1) celebrity status applied to an abused tormented killer and 2) whether we should feel pity or apply the death penalty for Billy.
Nov 19, 2012 Ronin21
71T4
Oct 30, 2012 afx237vi afx237vi
85T10
Newman is intense. Morally conflicted, torn between the desire for vengeance and the futility of violence. Like "The Assassination of Jesse James", it also touches on the myth-making of the old west, and how the romantic image of the outlaw is at odds with the reality. The cinematography is great, with some truly striking imagery (the planning of the killing on the steamed-up window, the gang shooting the moon's reflection, Newman "hanging" himself). Under-rated and ahead of its time.
Sep 27, 2012 revolverjgw
80T5
Jul 18, 2012 TonyS.
69T4
May 26, 2012 e-ball
74T7
May 07, 2012 julibu
82T6
Apr 02, 2012 Luna6ix Luna6ix
75T5
newman portrays billy the kid as a morally grey hero even though he really wasn't much of a hero in any way. i can't blame hollywood for making him a good guy, because a bad guy wouldn't had made much money in the 50's. it's not bad, but i've seen better.
Feb 13, 2012 Marbor Marte Olsen
60T3
Feb 12, 2012 strangelime
85T7
Feb 01, 2012 oguzhaners oguzhaners
75T6
Jan 24, 2012 Komond Komond
60T6
Dec 26, 2011 myfavchords
76T5
This film has another great performance by Paul Newman. It is not the best western but there are plenty of good moments. Watch for a very young James Best.
Nov 08, 2011 Allocine Allocine
72T8
Oct 17, 2011 helfen419 helfen419
60T2
Sep 03, 2011 Serigala
65T6
Aug 23, 2011 jeffv jeff_v
66T5
Refashions Billy the Kid as an anguished American teen (Paul Newman, channeling James Dean gives an erratic performance). Arthur Penn's debut has its moments (like seeing Bonney plot out a hit on a foggy window) but is too studiously eccentric to bear the weight of its themes.
Jul 09, 2011 Antares Antares
64T4
Apr 10, 2011 green_man Edson Abas
42T3
Jan 07, 2011 hamiidreza_i
83T6
Dec 26, 2010 winds winds
5T6
Nov 14, 2010 Walterpoa Walterpoa
61T3
Oct 05, 2010 macedo macedo
85T8
Oct 02, 2010 Zoltan Zoltan
70T8
Oct 02, 2010 onetwothree
60T7
Oct 01, 2010 tyoda
40T3
Aug 11, 2010 ecalder ecalder
60T5
Apr 24, 2010 kastenm kastenm
40T1
Apr 20, 2010 katsuben
2T2
Feb 03, 2010 DancingP
55T3
Feb 03, 2010 billkerwin billkerwin
73T3
Mannered, eccentric. Maybe it would have been better with its original Billy the Kid, James Dean. As it is, it just seems like a bad western made by a second-rate French New Wave director.
Dec 12, 2009 cinebaixar
70T2
Sep 25, 2009 captainjazz captainjazz
80T7
Jun 20, 2009 Storchcom Storchcom
75T4
May 05, 2009 imdb imdb
65T6
Apr 05, 2009 demonhatesme
63T3
Feb 06, 2009 welike
30T7
Oct 09, 2008 nuotio
53T5
Jun 10, 2008 Stain Stain
60T5
Considering cast and director, I wanna like this more than I do
Jun 07, 2008 coffee coffee
77T7
Average Tier 4.95 from 81 Rankings rss