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Saturday, 11 June 2011

The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)

Directed by Philip Kaufman
Starred Cliff Robertson, Robert Duvall, Luke Askew, R.G. Armstrong, John Pearce, Matt Clark...
1972, United States, English with some Swedish dialogues

A nice title for a movie. Especially sounds exciting for heist movie fans. But the movie itself...

The gangs of Jesse James and Cole Younger join forces for a bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota. If you take it as a western or kind of biography, then you might enjoy it more. Other than else, don't expect too much.

The discussion over the movie concentrates mainly on the question 'if the robbers are hero or not'. The film is counted as one of the movies in evolution of 'Westerns' for some.

Nominated for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen at Writer's Guild of America.

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If you look for;

a Western heist movie
a heist movie about a historical outlaw celebrity
a low tempo heist movie
then this is your movie.

If you liked this movie, I believe you might like also:
(available in the blog)

Public Enemies (2009) 
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Thieves Like Us (1974)


Degree: Alternative Theft Movie
Sub-Category: Bank Robbery
Excellence of Robbery Plan: 1/5
Originality of Robbery Plan: 2/5
Quality of Robbery Action Scenes: 2/5
Actors' Performances: 2/5
Excitement Level: 1/5
Surprise Level: 2/5
Humor Level: 0/5
Originality of the Story in General: 2/5
Rating As A Robbery/Heist Movie: 2/5
Rating the Movie As A Whole: 3/5

Important Reminder: Below trailer might contain important spoilers.


1 comment:

  1. Curious to know how the overall score is a 3, since all of the breakdowns are 2 or lower?


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