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After the cold-blooded murder of Appaloosa's city marshal, Virgil Cole and his deputy and partner Everett Hitch are hired to bring the murderer to justice. Cole and Hitch have a reputation as peacekeepers in the lawless towns springing up in the untamed land.
PROFANITY: 3 F-words, 5 S-words, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief nonsexual nudity. VIOLENCE: Shootings with bloodshed. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: Some gunplay. COMEDY: Occasional comic lines.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 214 moviegoers:
TEENS: There are only a few teen reviews and they are very good, especially from the males.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: These reviews aren't very high from either the males or the females. Plus, there are quite a few low reviews.
ADULTS: The male and female reviews are about the same, three-quarters enjoyed "Appaloosa" very much. The remaining quarter rated it mostly as "Good/Average," which is a bit disappointing but not bad.
Set in 1882 in the Old West territory of New Mexico, city marshal Virgil Cole (Harris) and his deputy and partner Everett Hitch
(Mortensen), have made their reputation as peacekeepers in the lawless towns
springing up in the untamed land.
In the small mining community of Appaloosa, a ruthless, powerful rancher named
Randall Bragg (Irons) has allowed his band of outlaws to run roughshod over the town.
After the cold-blooded murder of Appaloosa's city marshal, Cole and Hitch are hired to
bring the murderer to justice.
While establishing new authority with equal parts grit and guns, Cole and Hitch
meet provocative newcomer Allison French (Zellweger), whose unconventional ways
threaten to undermine their progress and to destroy the two lawmen's decade-old