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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Left Handed Gun

    Septième film de Paul Newman incarnant avec brio et nuance une des plus fortes figures mythiques de l'éternel Ouest américain, abordée pour la première fois au cinématographe en 1930 par le prestigieux King Vidor et maintes fois reprise depuis par une foule de metteurs en scène aux origines fort diverses. Une réalisation de maître pour un film souvent étonnant de maîtrise et de maturité...

  2. Jugu Abraham's rating of the film The Left Handed Gun

    The play by Gore Vidal (on which the film is based), and deceptively astute direction of Arthur Penn, make film important. Sexual relationships mattered for Vidal in most of his writings and this was no exception. Penn does not show sex on screen, but there is sufficient evidence of the undercurrents. Billy has an affair with his Mexican friend's wife. Yet his friend does not kill him for it after he finds out.

  3. José Neves's rating of the film The Left Handed Gun

    Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley. "Desire" list: and a legend began, on the run - Paul Newman, the actor. West(ern), side story.

  4. msmichel's rating of the film The Left Handed Gun

    Absolutely no evidence on display here that both Arthur Penn and Paul Newman would go on to bigger things. Newman severely miscast here as Billy the Kid not helped by a weak script. The look of the film is very generic for the time period and therefore little to recommend the pic by today's standards.

  5. Edward Copeland's rating of the film The Left Handed Gun

    Arthur Penn's feature film debut is notable for some unusual touches and an early performance by Paul Newman.