Nine, midnight, M ( 1992) Clint Eastwood certainly knows his place in the pantheon of cowboy movies. By subverting every rule of his legendary “ man with no name” character, as well as the standard cliches of westerns, he comes up with a tense and thrilling ride that explores the dark side of humanity with maturity. A retired gunslinger ( Eastwood)
reluctantly takes on one last job, with his old partner ( Morgan Freeman) and a young man (Jaimz Woolvett) in tow. Eastwood is in superb form, and is matched by Gene Hackman as the malevolent small-town sheriff . A revelation.