YMMV / Unforgiven

    The Film 
  • He Really Can Act: The whole male cast (at least) is on the top of their game.
    • Clint Eastwood turns in probably the best performance of his career with his portrayal of William Munny, which deservedly earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination.
    • Gene Hackman's chilling and sinister portrayal of Little Bill Daggett rightfully won him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, as well as a slew of other awards, such as the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and several critics awards.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A guy named Ned gets offered One Last Job by an Old Friend and gets killed. Sounds like Game of Thrones.
  • Hollywood Homely: Delilah's scars aren't exactly pretty, but they don't exactly make her horrible either. And considering she is a small town prostitute, it's not likely her customers would care much. In fact, she's still the prettiest of the girls. It's Lampshaded, though. This trope is invoked as part of the plot is that the other prostitutes exaggerate just how horribly Delilah was mutilated (they go so far as to claim her breasts were cut off), mostly because they can't actually afford what they are offering and hope the bounty hunters will be driven by enough righteous fury that they will take out their targets before they ask for their money. And also turned into a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming when Munny tells her that he declined her offer for a free advance on the bounty not because of her scars (of which he has his own, he tells her), but out of being faithful to his wife.
  • Lawful Evil: Sheriff William "Little Bill" Daggett. Sure, he's a lawman with the noble goal of cleaning up the town of Big Whiskey, but he's also a ruthless Knight Templar for whom the chance to dish out the occasional Cold-Blooded Torture, No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, or Vigilante Execution is among the biggest perks of the job.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Bill was no saint to begin with, but he crosses the line when he sent Ned to be tortured to death. Munny thinks he crossed it a long time ago but in the film he remains at worst a pretty dark anti-hero.
  • Moe: Delilah. She's the cutest and most innocent of the prostitutes and even her horrific injuries can't quite take that away. She also cries a lot.
  • The Woobie: Delilah. When William Munny is trying to tell her she's still beautiful with scars while not betraying his late wife, you just feel so much for both of them.

    The Wrestling Event