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Adults Only Cinema- With one hell of a twist!,
This review is from: High Plains Drifter [DVD]  (DVD)
I've seen all the greatest western action movies ever made, from Josey Wales to The Wild Bunch. This is my favourite of the lot.
The Drifter (Eastwood) is hired by the residents of a small town in the middle of nowhere to protect them from a gang of ruthless, sadistic outlaws. However these towns folk hold a dark, mysterious secret of their own. This movie has one hell of a twist if your smart enough to figure it out!!
The movie starts off slow, with little dialouge for the first half hour or so. However this simply helps build the tension, with short but sadistic outbursts of violence helping engage the viewer.
Many have critized the film for being too stylized, and in some parts too explicit for its own good, with prolonged scenes of rape, gun fights and slashings which may disturb some viewers. However it is no more violent then it should be.
A must see.