Reviews

Man Of The West

4

Anthony Mann’s western set a standard for chaps with a history of violence: Cronenberg’s movie and Eastwood’s Unforgiven both owe this Man a debt. An ageing Gary Cooper plays Link (between old and new west...), a reformed outlaw manipulated into a bank robbery by old cohort Uncle Dock Tobin (Lee J Cobb). As Cobb’s Looney Toons turn chews up mountain ranges and Mann digs deep for the dark stuff of fate, fratricide and sexual threat, Cooper channels the pull of the past with manful heft. The resulting punch still smarts. Terrific. No extras.

Film Details

  • 12
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: September 8th 2008