Film of the Day #179/ 300
assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford stars Brad Pitt as the
legendary Wild West outlaw. Graceful and unhurried this is a masterful slice of
American history. Cinematic, considered and poetic, The assassination of Jesse James
is a visually arresting and dramatically compelling study of a legendary
murderer’s famous fate. As the coward Robert Ford, Casey Affleck is a
revelation. This is an artful examination that is both beautiful and brutal;
The assassination of Jesse James is one of the greatest westerns ever made.