4.5 The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford LionScrutiny | 20/08/2013 | See all LionScrutiny's reviews (9) Don't listen to the hype. The reason to why people review this film negatively is simple, these are the people who own 15 DVD's and just watch movies for the sake of it. If however you are passionate about films, and can appreciate acting and directing to a higher extent then your in for a treat (although I must admit I didn't enjoy it the first watch, It was the second time that got me). Needless to say Brad Pitt created an image of Jesse James that will never be forgotten. Sam Rockwell (Green Mile), one of the most underrated actors ever (but don't get me started on that), was absolutely fantastic as always. But much credit is due to the phenomenal Hugh Ross, who did the greatest narrating job I've ever heard. Book a night off, get some peace, and enjoy this film. It takes some serious work to pull off a 3 hour film successfully.