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      Gunless

      2010 1 hr. 29 min. Comedy Western List
      40% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 65% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score An American gunslinger is unable to find someone to duel in a Canadian town where no one understands the brutal code of the American Wild West. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member a light hearted comedy, that is slow at times, but works with some fun silly humor that pokes fun at our Canadian stereotypes, and at the old western movies. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Sad to see that this rated only 40% fresh. This is a hilarious totally tongue in cheek western mockery. The acting, sure isn't top shelf Hollywood, but if it were then it would lose much of its charm. I found it absolutely hilarious when an old west gunslinger who's badge of courage and manhood is based on the ritual of calling someone out who has wronged or insulted them so they can have a gunfight. But what's a guy like that to do when he accidentally ends up in a western Canadian town where no one owns a handgun? The Canadians are their stereotypical kind and friendly selves, there are nods to the English/French roots of the country, together with the sense of fair play. This is IMO a must see comedy. 5 stars for fun, 3 stars for overall storyline and acting, 4 solid stars all together. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Cute. Nice. JDT: good duster. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member It succeeds first and foremost in being a damn good Western in the tradition of Silverado and Quigly Down Under. There is lone gunslinger (the good guy even if he doesn't realize it), really bad guys, a beautiful strong woman, gun play, wide-screen cinamatic landscapes and all the other topes of the Western genre. Lightly layered on top are some smart observations on the meanings of honour and self and change. The comedy flows easily and naturally from the story and thankfully not through any belabored jokes or plot devices. In the end, he gets his girl and no one loses their hats. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie was just fun and quirky. Did not take itself too seriously, and the characters were all lovely with all their eccentricities. It seemed to me to have that special charm that Canadian films often do. Highly recommended if you are in the mood for this sort of movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Frances H Cute funny Canadian western with an ultimately non-violent stand. Watch the end credits for very funny bloopers. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/14 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Rick Groen Globe and Mail Gunless is harmless, the sort of pop entertainment that sets its sights low and doesn't underachieve. Rated: 2/4 Apr 30, 2010 Full Review Peter Howell Toronto Star A comedy western loaded with chuckles that only occasionally fires blanks. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 1, 1800 Full Review Jim Slotek Jam! Movies Like Shane with whimsy, Gunless takes the hoary old template of the gunfighter movie and gives it an utterly Canadian spin based on our comfort myth of niceness. Rated: 3.5/5 Apr 30, 2010 Full Review National Post Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 1, 1800 Full Review Jason Anderson eye WEEKLY Gunless is certainly eager to please. Yet for all of its broad humour and cheeky pleas to patriotism, the laughs in this comedy prove to be scarcer than teeth in Gabby Hayes' head. Rated: 2/5 Jan 1, 1800 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An American gunslinger is unable to find someone to duel in a Canadian town where no one understands the brutal code of the American Wild West.
      Director
      William Phillips
      Screenwriter
      William Phillips
      Genre
      Comedy, Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
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