I'll admit, I have not have seen much Eastwood. I also have not have seen this film for quite sometime. But you know what, I have yet to be convinced that this film is poor. The make-up? Supported by the films play of reality and illusion. Acting? All solid. Script/this never happened? Good script/does not matter. I am growing more confident this is (MASTERPIECE) upper echelon Eastwood. I'll confirm on a re-watch.