When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson) is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, her fellow brothel workers post a reward for their murder, much to the displeasure of sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), who doesn't allow vigilantism in his town. Two groups of gunfighters, one led by aging former bandit William Munny (Clint Eastwood), the other by the florid English Bob (Richard Harris), come to collect the reward, clashing with each other and the sheriff.
- Best Picture Oscar Winner 1992.
- " [Eastwood's] best Western – the most distinguised film he has appeared in and directed – since The Outlaw Josey Wales. " – Christopher Frayling
- " Clint Eastwood's brilliant and harrowing Unforgiven packs all the punch of a good Western without indulging in the plot cliches and moral certitudes so often inherent in the genre. " – Stephen Amidon
- " Apart from giving the Western genre a powerful boost Unforgiven does wonders for Eastwood's own profile. " – Geoff Brown