Why to Watch - The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

This is one odd movie but it’s beautifully shot and Brad Pitt’s ability to invoke fear into your heart without doing much of anything is truly impressive. Plus it’s a true story so.



The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western | 160min | October 19, 2007 (United States) 7.5
Director: Andrew DominikWriter: Andrew Dominik, Ron HansenStars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam ShepardSummary: Taking place in Missouri in the early 1880s, the film dramatizes the last seven months in the life of famed outlaw Jesse James, beginning with the Blue Cut train robbery of 1881 and culminating in his assassination at the hands of Robert Ford the following April. In the time between these two fateful events, the young and jealous Ford befriends the increasingly mistrustful outlaw, even as he plots his demise. —Cole Matthews


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