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Bragg is arrested, tried and sentenced to be hung, but hired guns bust him out, leading to a long chase through Indian territory, a traditional high noon (albeit at 2:41 p.m.) shootout between Cole's men and Bragg's, a further escape and, at book's end, a final showdown.Mar 28 2005 | Read Full Review of Appaloosa
I’d previously passed Parker’s novel by, though I love his writing, because he’s Bostonian to the bone and I figured if I wanted to read Westerns (which I grew up on), I’d go back and pick up Louis L’Amour, Elmer Kelton, or the occasional Max Brand.May 11 2007 | Read Full Review of Appaloosa
when Cole and Hitch make their move against him, Bragg utilizes Cole's one weakness, forcing Cole to make a decision that he will almost certainly regret.Dec 22 2010 | Read Full Review of Appaloosa
Parker's powerfully good new novel, Appaloosa a departure from his Spenser mysteries takes place in the Deadwood-era American West, where a band of outlaws have been preying on the citizens of the little hamlet of Appaloosa.Jun 08 2005 | Read Full Review of Appaloosa
The western has always been the movies' great refuge to express the virtues of individualism, but the reason some of us consider it (still) the greatest genre is that it can depict the single hero standing above the crowd while also profiling the complex arena of friendship.Sep 20 2008 | Read Full Review of Appaloosa
But Mortensen, looking as malnourished as Dennis Quaid's Doc Holliday in "Wyatt Earp," is all brooding feral charm, and steals the movie from the protagonist.Oct 03 2008 | Read Full Review of Appaloosa
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Now, Hitch and Cole have followed him to the small town of Appaloosa.
What follows is a dance of wills where villains are cast in shades of grey, where heroes hide in the blackest shadows, where women can betray with frightening ease, and where Hitch and Cole will discover the price of re...
Worth Star Telegram 4 of 5 Stars "Parker has written a shoot-’em-up that is a delight all around.Jan 02 2008 | Read Full Review of Appaloosa
Exterior shots of the big skies of Texas and New Mexico are kept to a minimum and the interior shots, framed by the beams, amplify the limited options of the four main characters and their crucible-like existence.Sep 19 2008 | Read Full Review of Appaloosa
Some may find the film a little too slow and the action too fast for the wait, but I thought it was helped give the film the classic western feel.Jan 13 2009 | Read Full Review of Appaloosa
Having signed up to bring rough justice to Appaloosa, an 1880s town in the control of despotic rancher Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons), Virgil and Everett do everything that's expected, except show off or show fear.Sep 18 2008 | Read Full Review of Appaloosa
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