Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fabulous Movie Review©

Jeremiah Johnson
Released: 1972
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Length: 1 hr 48 mins
Genre: Adventure, Western
Starring: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee, Joaquín Martínez
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Producer: Joe Wizan
Writer: David Rayfiel, Edward Anhalt, John Milius, Raymond W. Thorp, Robert Bunker, Vardis Fisher
Loosely based on a real mountain man named Jeremiah Johnson, I liked this movie a lot. The scenery, story, fighting and revenge were all well done. Hallmarks of a classic western, although I wouldn't necessarily call this a western. It is set in the west and there are indians and revenge, but thats pretty much where the similarities end. My only complaints are that Redford plays more of a sensitive mountain man than I would expect and there is an undercurrent of hippieishness that I am guessing wasn't part of 1850s America.
7.5 out of 10 (Very good)


Anonymous said...


if my memory serves me correctly.


gagknee said...

my memory isn't serving me correctly, can you enlighten me?

gagknee said...

is that what the indians screamed before attacking him?

Anonymous said...

i thought this was the movie that had the little person medicine man in it and ....ohh wait a minute...i'm thinking of 'black robe' ????

gagknee said...

ah, no, i've never heard of black robe till now, although reading about it at imdb it looks pretty good

Big A said...

This movie came on my HD movie channel last night. The only reason I watched it is because you recently wrote this review.

gagknee said...

See, one person can make a difference.