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Shadowheart (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Romance | Video 4 August 2009
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James Conners comes home to the town of Legend, New Mexico in 1865 to avenge his fathers death against the ruthless Will Tunney. Along the way he re-captures his long lost love Mary Cooper.... See full summary »

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James Conners comes home to the town of Legend, New Mexico in 1865 to avenge his fathers death against the ruthless Will Tunney. Along the way he re-captures his long lost love Mary Cooper. With the chance to take Will Tunney he must choose revenge or redemption. Written by Anonymous

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James Conners came for Revenge... He found Redemption.


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Rated PG-13 for some intense western violence | See all certifications »
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4 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Age of the Gunslinger  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was dedicated to Justin Ament's Grandfather who died right before production. See more »

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When James is having a flashback series of what all he's lost, he has one in which he sees his father being shot by Tunney and falling off the church roof. He was not present to witness his father being murdered by Tunney so he couldn't be having a flashback of it. See more »

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Will Tunney: [Following a shootout] Wow that was exciting... got all my men... even had a winning hand... why couldn't you let me be.
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Will Tunney: Time to say a prayer... what the?
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A Perfect Pulp Western
27 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was, despite the claims of many others, an excellent western. I am not sure how people define how a western should be, but I look back to the horse opera pulp fiction of the former century.

This movie had a hero town between his want for revenge and moral convictions bestowed upon him with his father's dying words and a psychotic villain whose greed motivates him to acts of unspeakable horror.

This film is surely vilified by the double standard held by fans of film today. It is not high-budget enough to be considered as relevant as any film that gets a theatrical release and it is not low-budget enough to get passed off as camp. If this movie were made thirty years ago and starred Clint Eastwood, it would be a classic.

There has not been a villain in a western so good as this films since Gene Hackman in Unforgiven.

This movie is Pulp, it is not drama, neither is it one of the pointless morality lessons written by Cormac McCarthy.

There is a place in the middle between the highly stylized Spaghetti Westerns and the dramatic The Unforgiven. This movie belongs on that line.

The bottom line: If you are a fan of Westerns, particularly in novel format, you will like this film. If you are a fan of films and do not like it when a movie sticks to the formula of its genre, then you should probably look elsewhere.

This movie is not going to change your life; it does however entertain.


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