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Pale Rider

action & adventure, westerns


In the tradition of "The Outlaw Josey Wales," Eastwood stars as the nameless stranger who saves a California gold-rush community from a merciless mining tycoon.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    92%
  • Audience Score
    83%

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    83%

Audience Reviews

4 stars

High Plains Drifter lyte. A similar premise with supernatural implications and unmerciful vengeance.

- flixsterman, Monday, September 6, 2010

3 stars

A great story, good acting and a good script make this a very good Western. Shoddy directing and dodgy props demote it somewhat to just a good Western. it could have been better but it's still very entertaining. P.S. I met Richard Kiel and he is a very nice man.

- SirPant, Thursday, July 15, 2010

4 stars

Just too great of a premise and impossible not to love. Clint Eastwood does a perfect job in front and behind the camera. Unlike Unforgiven, this was a return to the traditional western and honors the universal themes. It's a lot like Shane in style and execution, but I feel that it's more than just a semi-remake. The Preacher gunslinger is in many ways a continuation of the folklore and supernatural elements that were briefly touched on in High Plains Drifter, but I think it works even better here. This is a good movie and one that all fans of the genre should enjoy. It's a combination of great storytelling and film-making.

- ythelastman89, Sunday, June 27, 2010