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435 Ratings

Jeremiah Johnson

Directed by Sydney Pollack
United States, 1972
Western, Drama, Adventure


A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.

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Jeremiah Johnson Directed by Sydney Pollack

Critics reviews

It bears distinct traces of the odd and volatile blend of creative sensibilities involve in its making – Milius’ ornery admiration for outsized figures at war with the world, Redford’s quiet, mindful observation and regard for setting, Pollack’s romanticism – and yet it never feels divided against itself.
July 05, 2018
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Though there is, as often the case, a hand-changing production history behind the picture, Pollack’s exquisite, contemplative Jeremiah Johnson seems a fitting follow up after the entombed lives and one-room dance hall of They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? The vastness and, at times, heartbreaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains (shot in Utah) is what many of the Horses dancers might have imagined as they draped themselves onto one another.
December 23, 2016
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