Appaloosa is a 2008 American Western film based on the 2005 novel Appaloosa by crime writer Robert B. Parker. Directed by Ed Harris and co-written by Harris and Robert Knott, Appaloosa stars Harris alongside Viggo MortensenRenée Zellweger and Jeremy Irons. The film premiered at 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in selected cities on September 19, 2008, then expanded into wide-release on October 3, 2008.

The film shares some narrative similarities with the 1959 Western Warlock, directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Henry FondaAnthony Quinn and Richard Widmark.

  • This is a good movie with a fine cast.
  • This movie was done in 2008, but it is a classic Western, even using classic film stock technology.
  • There is good chemistry between Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen. It is a fine buddy movie.
  • It is a relationship story, with complicated relationships unlike many Westerns.