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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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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 | Percentile | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
May 08 Grandaddy
60 30%
Mar 30 Lionel Hutz
71 24%
Jan 24 M-B-M
6 73%
Jan 10 zak83
80 53%
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
70 72%
Sep 29, 2017 PekkaVaino
55 23%
Sep 03, 2017 RavynLoony RavynLoony
61 60%
Mar 11, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
66 64%
Jan 11, 2017 joewkeh joewkeh
48 18%
Jan 03, 2017 Buff
45 63%
Jul 13, 2016 eddiewinslow
50 3%
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70 29%
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
70 36%
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
72 19%
Dec 11, 2015 MichaelOKeef
60 49%
Nov 30, 2015 Horus
70 43%
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
90 93%
Oct 23, 2015 Niska Niska
20 22%
Aug 24, 2015 Patatuela
70 49%
Aug 01, 2015 GRouleau
77 74%
Jul 21, 2015 thirdeye42
69 36%
Jun 01, 2015 anjos
40 10%
May 18, 2015 dglink
70 32%
Apr 29, 2015 ferguson
70 60%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
60 18%
Dec 15, 2014 mfl
56 35%
Dec 05, 2014 brianmn
50 28%
Jun 03, 2014 cayh
60 22%
May 18, 2014 Merc Merc
70 43%
Mar 25, 2014 Bojangles Bojangles
40 22%
Weird weird movie. Surreal. Lots of stuff doesn't make sense.
Mar 04, 2014 Raf Raf
30 8%
Feb 13, 2014 robixsmash
70 45%
Feb 05, 2014 afirm
75 21%
Dec 04, 2013 HansLucas Hans_Lucas
73 27%
Oct 21, 2013 Jorg
70 63%
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
60 33%
Aug 07, 2013 Barkinson
70 81%
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
60 20%
May 23, 2013 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
51 45%
May 23, 2013 filmaffinity filmaffinity
65 61%
May 21, 2013 wetwillies wetwillies
70 18%
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
61 55%
Feb 23, 2013 Coheed
80 77%
Dec 10, 2012 pzingg
88 52%
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
71 38%
Oct 30, 2012 afx237vi afx237vi
85 90%
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
80 20%
Jul 18, 2012 TonyS.
69 35%
May 26, 2012 e-ball
74 60%
May 07, 2012 julibu
82 56%
Apr 02, 2012 Luna6ix Luna6ix
75 47%
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
60 20%
Feb 12, 2012 strangelime
85 63%
Feb 01, 2012 oguzhaners oguzhaners
75 54%
Jan 24, 2012 EbelC EbelC
60 48%
Dec 26, 2011 myfavchords
76 50%
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
72 76%
Oct 17, 2011 helfen419 helfen419
60 19%
Sep 03, 2011 Serigala
65 28%
Aug 23, 2011 jeffv jeff_v
66 44%
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
64 36%
Apr 10, 2011 green_man Edson Abas
42 24%
Jan 07, 2011 hamiidreza_i
83 54%
Dec 26, 2010 winds winds
5 51%
Nov 14, 2010 Walterpoa Walterpoa
61 28%
Oct 05, 2010 macedo macedo
85 64%
Oct 02, 2010 Zoltan Zoltan
70 71%
Oct 02, 2010 onetwothree
60 66%
Oct 01, 2010 tyoda
40 29%
Aug 11, 2010 ecalder ecalder
60 46%
Apr 24, 2010 kastenm kastenm
40 5%
Apr 20, 2010 katsuben
2 13%
Feb 03, 2010 DancingP
55 25%
Feb 03, 2010 billkerwin billkerwin
73 22%
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
70 16%
Sep 25, 2009 captainjazz captainjazz
80 67%
Jun 20, 2009 Storchcom Storchcom
75 37%
May 05, 2009 imdb imdb
65 50%
Apr 05, 2009 demonhatesme
63 21%
Feb 06, 2009 welike
30 67%
Oct 09, 2008 nuotio
53 41%
Jun 10, 2008 Stain Stain
60 47%
Considering cast and director, I wanna like this more than I do
Jun 07, 2008 coffee coffee
77 63%
Average Percentile 42.17% from 83 Rankings rss