"Jesse James" has good actors, a quality script, and attractive, colorful scenery. However, it is wildly inaccurate from a historical perspective. The way Jesse James is lionized in this movie is hard to stomach if you know the facts. I will concede that Jesse was a colorful, brave man who loved his family, and had a tough life growing up, but he was also a thief and a killer. That should be remembered when watching this movie, which is at least 50% fiction.