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5.0 out of 5 stars elegiac
This is a beautifully shot movie, full of elegant, sombre tableaux. The interiors all look dark and brooding (a little like chiaroscuro oil paintings) The film works so well with the Leonard Cohen songs used in the score that the music seems to have been written with the film in mind.
On another level, this film is a rather jaundiced vision of the old west. There...
Published on 11 Sep 2000 by Vince Cabrera

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1.0 out of 5 stars Cold, wet and dull
What is the point of this film? If its intention was to illustrate the hard living in a mountainous mining town, where it is either snowing or raining, then it succeeded.

If it intended to illustrate existentialist nihilism, then it achieved that too.

If you expected a firecracker relationship between Julie Christie and Warren Beattie, then you'll...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous, unique 'Western' that turns a genre upside down, 11 Aug 2010
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This review is from: Mccabe And Mrs Miller [DVD] [1971] (DVD)
A beautiful tone poem of a film. The story is a bit thin, but the cinematography, the Leonard Cohen songs, the style of the acting creates a western unlike any other, at once surreal and dreamlike, and yet somehow also hyper-real, as though we were eavesdropping through history. The first half has an intentionally meandering feel, that tightens ever more to a terrifically tense climax. This is a film much more about tone, mood, and feeling than story or even character. Sadly the DVD transfer of this amazing looking film is mediocre at best. If ever a film begged for the Criterion treatment or Blu-ray, or both, this is it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible audio on the "Westerns: the Classic Collection" version, 15 Feb 2014
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Th isn't the version that appears to be sold by the main Amazon page.

A great movie but the particular version I received from one of the 'used' sellers turned out to have devastating audio and in mono.

It was quite difficult to hear what they were saying, and with a boxed-in sound. Driving up the equaliser around 3000Hz and 6000Hz helped but still pretty awful and a lot of hiss.

The image was not so great, but good enough.

Best to spend a little more money (hopefully).
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars worse film ever, 25 Feb 2014
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I did a search on the best western film, this came up at number one, god knows how it is the most boring film i have ever watched, dont wast your money.
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10 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Oscar worthy performances by Beatty and Christie., 19 Aug 2002
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Robert Altman's one and only Western tells the tale of John McCabe who arrives in a small pacific North West town to set up a new whorehouse/tavern. Soon after his arrival in the depths of winter, Mrs. Miller arrives and the pair team up to run, what is to become, a thriving business. Everything appears to be going well for the pair until big businessmen arrive and try to buy them out- pretty soon the atmosphere in the town is well and truly disturbed...
Warren Beatty is excellent in the part of McCabe who exudes this air of confidence when talking business with Mrs.Miller. He refuses to be beaten by the bad guys and is helped along by his attractive partner, played by Julie Christie. Like Beatty she is also wonderful in the role as the quick talking, no nonsense madam and Christie was even nominated for an Oscar for her performance.
A well scripted film with a dramatic final showdown makes McCabe and Mrs.Miller a fine tale and a refreshing change from the countless other Westerns that focus purely on Cowboys and Indians.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor DVD, 3 Feb 2013
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We had to abandon watching the film as the DVD did not work. We tried to watch it on two different players but helas, to no avail.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not my cup of tea.., 8 Feb 2013
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I gave it a try, considering the director and the actors, but I was never captivated .. way too talkative characters and a disappointing shoot-out
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars poor quality dvd, 13 Aug 2013
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The film is fine but the quality of the dvd made it difficult to tell what was going on. a Shame.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very dated and poor cinematography, 7 Mar 2013
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I bought this movie after an online review as the score was written by Leonard Cohen. Unfortunately the movie was so badly directed and poorly filmed that I never made it to the end. A shame - good cast, well known director and score, but not for me...
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4 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not rally a western, 26 Aug 2004
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This review is from: Mccabe And Mrs Miller [DVD] [1971] (DVD)
When I bought this dvd I thought it would a like the average western But it is not. it is about a gambler (warren beatty)who decides to build a whorehouse and Julie Christie)who runs it. The movie drags on a bit and loses your attention. It is on for 116 minutes and it is mainly talking all the time and about a 10 minute gun battle right at the end. It has got a brillant haunting soundtrack by folk singer Leonard Cohen. The sound and picture is sharp for 1971 movie. If you like warren beatty or julie christie or westerns this might be for you.
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2 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really a western, 21 Aug 2004
This review is from: Mccabe And Mrs Miller [DVD] [1971] (DVD)
When I bought this dvd I thought it would a like the average western But it is not. it is about a gambler (warren beatty)who decides to build a whorehouse and Julie Christie)who runs it. The movie drags on a bit and loses your attention. It is on for 116 minutes and it is mainly talking all the time and about a 10 minute gun battle right at the end. It has got a brillant haunting soundtrack by folk singer Leonard Cohen. The sound and picture is sharp for 1971 movie. If you like warren beatty or julie christie or westerns this might be for you.
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