(USA, 2008, 114 minutes)
Two gunmen are hired as marshals of the small town of Appaloosa, terrorized by a brutal cattle rancher. Earnest, ponderous, excellently acted western that shows a genuine love for the genre but surprisingly lacks the sense of adventure.
New Line Cinema presents, in association with Axon Films, a Groundswell production. Starring Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons; Timothy Spall, Lance Henriksen, Tom Bower, James Gammon, Ariadna Gil. Directed by Ed Harris; produced by Ed Harris, Robert Knott, Ginger Sledge; screenplay by Robert Knott and Ed Harris, based on the novel by Robert B. Parker, Appaloosa; music by Jeff Beal; director of photography (DeLuxe, Panavision), Dean Semler; production designer, Waldemar Kalinowski; costume designer, David Robinson; film editor, Kathryn Himoff.