The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet. They used at least 300-thousand-million bullets in this film. It’s not the best Clint Eastwood movie I’ve seen, not by a long shot, but I went in with appropriate expectations. It’s just a fun and highly ridiculous road trip movie with a loser cop and a clever prostitute. We need more helicopter chases in movies. Interesting parallels with Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night. Check out that promo poster!

My updated rankings for Eastwood’s directing:

  1. Unforgiven
  2. Gran Torino
  3. Million Dollar Baby
  4. Mystic River (or maybe tied for third)
  5. The Outlaw Josey Wales
  6. Changeling
  7. Play Misty for Me
  8. The Gauntlet
  9. High Plains Drifter
  10. Bird
  11. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil