|An aging, retired gunfighter (Clint) is tempted by a big reward to capture two cowboys responsible for a cowardly attack on a prostitute which left her scarred for life. He is assisted by old friend Freeman and a cocky youngster (Woolvett) and together they ride into the town of Big Whiskey, Wyoming to right the wrong which was committed there.
Some would agree that this is Eastwood's masterpiece. It was Clint's first taste of Oscar glory, when the film won 4 Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director - Eastwood, Best Supporting Actor - Hackman, and Best Editing (Joel Cox).~ The Lord
Grim, revisionist western, flawlessy done and acted, but there are better westerns... ~ The Sloth