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High Plains Drifter

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Overall 6
6.0
Extras 2
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High Plains Drifter

Sound & Vision Magazine
2 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This is the third film Eastwood has directed, and while it’s nowhere near the quality of the films mentioned above, it does have its moments. Eastwood stars as The Stranger who mysteriously appears out of the desert and moseys into the Old West town of Lago, where he promptly heads to the saloon for a beer and a bottle of whiskey. He’s followed around town by a trio of ruffians who he eventually has to dispatch to the dismay of the townsfolk.
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Overall 8
8.0

High Plains Drifter Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
17 November 2013
  • Summary: Around the early 1970s, Clint Eastwood was a major actor looking to make a transition to directing. Cutting his teeth on actioners and westerns, it would've made perfect sense for Eastwood to select a project that played to his strengths, allowing him a chance to impress the industry by taking the easy career route. Instead, the star made "Play Misty for Me," an itchy psychological thriller that showcased his gifts with modest staging, performance, and mood.
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Overall 6
6.0
Movie overall 8
8.0
Audio 7
7.0
Extras 1
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HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
13 November 2013
  • Summary: "High Plains Drifter" plays like an eerie melding of spaghetti western and an episode of "The Twilight Zone.
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High Plains Drifter (40th Anniversary Edition)

Rock! Shock! Pop!
10 November 2013
  • Summary: High Plains Drifter may wear its influences plainly on its sleeve but that doesn't take away from the fact that it is a very well made and ridiculously dramatic western with loads of style and atmosphere. Eastwood's performance is strong, he's quite intense here, and the movie is nicely paced and beautifully shot. If it isn't the most original film in the world, it is a hardboiled and violent story packed with excitement and tension and it makes for great entertainment.
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Overall 6
6.0

High Plains Drifter

High-Def Digest
7 November 2013
  • Conclusion: While the uneven audio and lack of extras keep me from highly recommending it and lead to a middling score, I still recommend the disc based on the strength of the film and the Blu-ray's video. Hopefully when the 50th anniversary rolls around, Universal will properly celebrate it and learn who the main character is.
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Overall 5
5.0
Audio 8
8.0

High Plains Drifter

BluRay Authority
24 October 2013
  • Excerpt: By the time High Plains Drifter arrived in theaters in 1973, Clint Eastwood was more than an established actor, but also no stranger to westerns. He had done a fair share of them, many followed the familiar trend of “The man with no name”. In High Plains Drifter he is known only as “The Stranger”, we never learn his real name in the film. The story is very basic, but it works in its favor. A stranger (Clint Eastwood) arrives in the small town of Lago.
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Overall 7
6.8
Content 8
8.0
Audio 7
7.0
Extras 2
2.0

High Plains Drifter

DVD Talk
19 October 2013
  • Conclusion: High Plains Drifter may wear its influences plainly on its sleeve but that doesn't take away from the fact that it is a very well made and ridiculously dramatic western with loads of style and atmosphere. Eastwood's performance is strong, he's quite intense here, and the movie is nicely paced and beautifully shot. If it isn't the most original film in the world, it is a hardboiled and violent story packed with excitement and tension and it makes for great entertainment.
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Overall 8
8.0

High Plains Drifter

Empire Online
7 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Brutal story-line which is about as close to an explicit allegory as the western has ever come.
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Overall 8
8.0

High Plains Drifter

totalfilm.com
14 September 2013