The Shooting

1971, Movie, R, 82 mins

Moody, absurdist anti-Western from cult director Monte Hellman (TWO-LANE BLACKTOP), anchored by the charismatic presence of young Jack Nicholson. Warren Oates plays a bounty hunter on an existential quest for a man who may be his twin brother; he's joined by flirtatious Perkins, fatally naive Hutchins, and mysterious gunman Nicholson. A clash of wills in the vast desert leads to a violent, surrealistic confrontation.

Minimal dialogue, spatial disorientation, and a tone of cynical revisionism characterize this little-known, strikingly unconventional film. Nicholson's minimalist performance is arresting, and Perkins (a minor starlet in the 50s) is good in her unus...

Released: 1971 Rated: R Length: 82 mins

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