The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976

Critics score:
94 / 100

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Richard Eder, New York Times: A soggy attempt at a post-Civil War western epic. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: All in all, a very creditable film. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Eastwood is such a taciturn and action-oriented performer that it's easy to overlook the fact that he directs many of his movies -- and many of the best, most intelligent ones. Read more

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: [Eastwood] gets to the heart of the matter briskly, orchestrates his confrontations intelligently and gets off without lingering unduly over the resultant ugliness. Read more

Time Out: Demonstrated Eastwood's ability to recreate his first starring role, as the mythic Man with No Name of the Italian Westerns, and to subtly undercut it through comedy and mockery. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: The screenplay is another one of those violence revues, with carnage production numbers slotted every so often. Read more