Rated R · 160 minutes · 2007

Historical drama, Western
Writer/director Andrew Dominik’s long, meandering screenplay adapted from Ron Hansen’s novel will put viewers to sleep well before the titular event happens. However, on a good note, Casey Affleck’s eerie portrayal of the fidgety coward easily outshines Brad Pitt’s notorious gun-slinging Jesse James. The young Affleck admirably treads a fine line between being a lovelorn hero-worshipper and a sociopathic tag-along fed up with his perpetual sidekick status. Also worth noting is Roger Deakins’ stunning cinematography featuring a moody atmosphere and storybook skies. Although some elements are remarkable, overall this film is far too long and slow even for the incredibly patient.
Official Site: jessejamesmovie.warnerbros.com
Director: Andrew Dominik
Writer: Andrew Dominik
Producer: Ridley Scott, Jules Daly, Brad Pitt, David Valdes, Dede Gardner, Brad Grey, Tony Scott and Lisa Ellzey
Cast: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Sam Rockwell, Paul Schneider, Jeremy Renner, Garret Dillahunt, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Parks, Ted Levine, Alison Elliott, James Carville, Tom Aldredge, Kailin See and Hugh Ross


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