contains all essential elements of a classical western: good vs bad, indians, shooting, wanted-posters, the typical landscapes, ... you name it. except there's a jarmusch-touch added wich means this movie's an alternative western containing some deep thinking about the west, almost philosophical, not to say mystical or mythical. it's definitely not a common western, you'll have to do some effort watching (and understanding) it. but it leaves you with a satisfied feeling.
as always jarmusch succeeded in putting together a strange but very competent bunch and combination of actors (with a really hilarious appearance by iggy pop), and convincing neil young to write and perform the soundtrack is not something to ignore.
as with his other movies, this conept works and results in a real cinematic experience.