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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Redford movie
Robert Redford excels in title role of naïve young man 'gone native', back in the days of the mountain men. Redford is very authentic and obviously relishes his part. Simple story, with strong supporting performances from Will Geer and Stefan Gierasch who teach Jeremiah how to survive in the wilderness.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Is this a children's movie?
This movie really threw me. By all appearances it should be an exciting film about getting back to nature, as well as an historical piece. Yet the dialogue, the acting, the directing, and the music all made it feel (to me at least) like a children's movie, something Disney would have made. But it isn't a children's movie, at least not one I'd ever show my children...
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all-time favorites., April 16 1999
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dsrussell "greyhater" (Corona, CA. United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Jeremiah Johnson (VHS Tape)
"Jerimiah Johnson" is the story of a man who leaves civilization behind and sets out toward the mountains. What follows is a sweeping adventure filled with the harsh realities of a terribly difficult life, set within the backdrop of some very majestic scenery. During his travels Johnson picks up a small boy whose parents were killed by indians, and of all things, accidentally gets forced into marriage with an indian woman. Sometimes lighthearted, sometimes tragic, "Jerimiah Johnson" is a splendid example of the life of a mountain man. Redford is very solid as the young newcomer, while Will Geer is outstanding as a grizzled veteran of the mountains who teaches Johnson the art of survival. Between 1 and 10, "Jerimiah Johnson" gets a solid 9.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the three best Westerns ever made., March 25 1999
This review is from: Jeremiah Johnson (VHS Tape)
Jeremiah Johnson, based on the true story of a mountain man whose last name was actually Johnston, is one of those rare movies that will burn itself into your memory. Beautifully filmed in the Wasatch mountains of Utah (near Robert Redford's Sundance Institute) and Zion National Park, this film envelops the viewer in the day to day struggle of man to survive. Redford and the late Will Geer give memorable performances as the mountain men you wish could go on forever. I rate Jeremiah Johnson among the three best Westerns ever made, along with The Searchers and Red River.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece From Director Sydney Pollack!, March 21 1999
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This review is from: Jeremiah Johnson (VHS Tape)
Robert Redford and Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of Out of Africa team up (the 2nd of their 6 films together) for this powerful saga of a man whose determined search for contentment leads to back-breaking, even mind-breaking hardship, and to constant battle with hostile native Americans. This absolutely unforgettable and spectacularly beautiful, yet haunting adventure film captures both the epic scale of an unconquered Nature and the small, frustrating, hard scrabbling struggles of a lone man desperately trying to start a fire during a gale-force blizzard, cross a meadow knee-deep in snow or catch something, anything, to eat.
Filmed entirely on location in winter-time Utah, this movie captures on film Jeremiah Johnson's (Robert Redford) attempt in the mid 1800s to become a mountain man, seeking solitude in a wilderness whose purity he never questioned. Even MORE beautiful in an available wide-screen version, this film is sure to find it's way into the private library of every connoisseur of superb movie making, and is one of those very rare films you can enjoy again and again! Masterpiece!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece From Director Sydney Pollack!, March 21 1999
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This review is from: Jeremiah Johnson (VHS Tape)
Robert Redford and Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of Out of Africa team up (the 2nd of their 6 films together) for this powerful saga of a man whose determined search for contentment leads to back-breaking, even mind-breaking hardship, and to constant battle with hostile native Americans. This absolutely unforgettable and spectacularly beautiful, yet haunting adventure film captures both the epic scale of an unconquered Nature and the small, frustrating, hard scrabbling struggles of a lone man desperately trying to start a fire during a gale-force blizzard, cross a meadow knee-deep in snow or catch something, anything, to eat.
Filmed entirely on location in winter-time Utah, this movie captures on film Jeremiah Johnson's (Robert Redford) attempt in the mid 1800s to become a mountain man, seeking solitude in a wilderness whose purity he never questioned. This film is sure to find it's way into the private library of every connoisseur of superb movie making, and is one of those very rare films you can enjoy again and again! Masterpiece!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece From Director Sydney Pollack!, March 21 1999
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This review is from: Jeremiah Johnson (VHS Tape)
Robert Redford and Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of Out of Africa team up (the 2nd of their 6 films together) for this powerful saga of a man whose determined search for contentment leads to back-breaking, even mind-breaking hardship, and to constant battle with hostile native Americans. This absolutely unforgettable and spectacularly beautiful, yet haunting adventure film captures both the epic scale of an unconquered Nature and the small, frustrating, hard scrabbling struggles of a lone man desperately trying to start a fire during a gale-force blizzard, cross a meadow knee-deep in snow or catch something, anything, to eat.
Filmed entirely on location in winter-time Utah, this movie captures on film Jeremiah Johnson's (Robert Redford) attempt in the mid 1800s to become a mountain man, seeking solitude in a wilderness whose purity he never questioned. This film is sure to find it's way into the private library of every connoisseur of superb movie making, and is one of those very rare films you can enjoy again and again! Masterpiece!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable Masterpiece From Director Sydney Pollack!, March 19 1999
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This review is from: Jeremiah Johnson (VHS Tape)
Robert Redford and Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of Out of Africa team up (the 2nd of their 6 films together) for this powerful saga of a man whose determined search for contentment leads to back-breaking, even mind-breaking hardship, and to constant battle with hostile native Americans. This absolutely unforgettable and spectacularly beautiful, yet haunting adventure film captures both the epic scale of an unconquered Nature and the small, frustrating, hard scrabbling struggles of a lone man desperately trying to start a fire during a gale-force blizzard, cross a meadow knee-deep in snow or catch something, anything, to eat.
Filmed entirely on location in winter-time Utah, this movie captures on film Jeremiah Johnson's (Robert Redford) attempt in the mid 1800s to become a mountain man, seeking solitude in a wilderness whose purity he never questioned. This film is sure to find it's way into the private library of every connoisseur of superb movie making, and is one of those very rare films you can enjoy again and again! Masterpiece!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling story line. Great scenery, March 5 1999
This review is from: Jeremiah Johnson (Widescreen/Full Screen) (DVD)
If you ever harbored fantasies of running off to the mountains to live a simpler life, this is your movie. The story is compelling - a veteran of a war in the mid 1800s (we never know which one) heads to the Rocky Mountains to separate himself from the troubles of society. He finds that separation is not possible, but the story line takes interesting deviations (with other mountain men, indians, and the first settlers in the region.
FABULOUS scenery of the high country of the Rockies in both warm and cold weather, and wonderful music (accoustic guitar and indian flute).
You know how there are two kinds of people in the world (for recreational purposes): mountain people and beach people? Well, if you are a "mountain people", this is a great movie for you.
A word of warning: It is kind of long - although well worth it. If you are not really into it, you might want to watch it over two nights.
I seldom watch any movie twice, and I watch this one at least twice a year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic depection of the outdoorsman's struggles for life, Feb. 26 1999
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This review is from: Jeremiah Johnson (VHS Tape)
This movie gives light to the tremendous difficulties faced by the hero, Johnson. The best outdoor adventure movie I have ever seen. You will really be able to appreciate the struggles of the mountain men of the 19th century.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent movie for those who like this type of adventure, Jan. 20 1999
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This review is from: Jeremiah Johnson (VHS Tape)
This will go down as the classic mountain man movie ever made. Plenty of adventure,blood and stays away from in your face romance. Will Geer is excellent as the hermit mountain man. This one belongs in every would be mountain man's collection
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5.0 out of 5 stars a natural and realistic history lesson via R. Redford, Dec 17 1998
This review is from: Jeremiah Johnson (VHS Tape)
CAPTURES AND CLARIFIES LIFE IN THE WILDERNESS OF THE 18TH CENTURY AS SEEN THRU THE EYES OF A MASTER ACTOR AND NATURALIST!!!
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