Movie Reviews

Movie Review – “Jeremiah Johnson” (1972)

 

 

Outside of documentaries, no other film has covered man overcoming the ferocity of nature quite as well as “Jeremiah Johnson.” While the pace is deliberately slow, it takes this time to show the majesty and awe of these treacherous mountains and how one man (Robert Redford) conquers them with little more than his wits and determination. As simple as all that sounds, Redford’s quiet and powerful performance makes this western surprisingly captivating. From the cinematography and soundtrack alone, you can understand why this loner would want go make a name for himself out in this wilderness. I’d recommend this to anyone who is a fan of nature or westerns, especially offbeat ones.

Final Grade: B+

 

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