5 Brilliantpuzzledmonkey | 05/03/2008 | See all puzzledmonkey's reviews (23)CANTONATHEKING like a lot of people probably went to see this movie in the pictures because Brad Pitt was in it and without reading any of the background on the film.This is not a flash bang Mr & Mrs Smith but nor is it a Seven or Fight Club. It probably shares more in common with Clint Eastwoods Unforgiven than any other film I can think of.It is a long movie and a very slow burner at that but it is very well acted, very well shot and very bl00dy good. Pitt brings just enough menace to the surface in his portrayal of Jesse James that you know he is a powerful and dangerous man.There are long periods in the film where not much happens but the tension between all the characters is palpable, and the strains of their relationships with each other keeps this movie flowing.This movie is puntuated by moments of action but the main story narrative and characterisation is why should watch this movie.As I said earlier - do not be expecting a Brad Pitt big hitting movie, which is the mistake I think a lot of people made at the cinema. However, if you like films like Unforgiven then give this a shot. At least on DVD you can pause it if you need to wee.