Picture from The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
Overall C-

This lengthy movie with an equally lengthy title, offers a glimpse into the private life of Jesse James (played by Brad Pitt), one of America's most glamorized outlaws, and the man who won a place in the history books by assassinating him (Casey Affleck is cast as Robert Ford).

Violence D+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C+
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: R for some strong violence and brief sexual references

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The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford

Jesse James and his gang were responsible for murdering and robbing many people over the span of two decades. Yet, even while he was still on the loose, people were authoring adventure novels featuring the gunman. Why do you think the public was willing to overlook his malevolent behavior in favor of his fictionalized persona? Are we any “smarter” today, or do we still turn criminals into celebrities?