Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The

Lists: Action, Drama, Biopic, Westerns

Brief Synopsis: "Everyone in 1880's America knows Jesse James. He's the nation's most notorious criminal, hunted by the law in 10 states. He's also the land's greatest hero, lauded as a Robin Hood by the public. Robert Ford? No one knows him. Not Yet. But the ambitious 19-year-old aims to change that. He'll befriend Jesse, ride with his gang. And if that doesn't bring Ford fame, he'll find a deadlier way."

Overall Ranking: 1051 (Rank from 2007: # 22)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 42.86%
Regular 57.14%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Darren of Movie Reviews 10194(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Gorgon Reviews84(full review)
David Baruffi80
CinemaVisitor Erik70
Rob from GuysFilmQuest68
Lisa Marie Bowman65 - Long and ponderous, this is a good film that tries too hard to be a great one.

People Involved

  • Brad Pitt (Jesse James)
  • Zooey Deschanel (Dorothy Evans)
  • Casey Affleck (Robert Ford)
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Zeralda James)
  • Sam Rockwell (Charley Ford)
  • Sam Shepard (Frank James)
  • Ted Levine (Sheriff James Timberlak)
  • Brooklynn Proulx (Mary James)
  • Dustin Bollinger (Tim James)
  • Jeremy Renner (Wood Hite)
  • Garret Dillahunt (Ed Miller)
  • Paul Schneider (Dick Liddil)
  • Joel McNichol (Express Messenger)
  • James Defelice (Baggagemaster)
  • Andrew Dominik (Director)