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Jeremiah Johnson

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RUGGED REDFORD Robert Redford in Jeremiah Johnson
Everett Collection

Actors don’t come more ruggedly handsome than Robert Redford, especially in his ’70s prime. But in director Sydney Pollack’s existential Western Jeremiah Johnson (1972, GP, 1 hr., 56 mins.), the movie star hides behind a shaggy mountain-man beard and cedes the close-ups to the snowy mountains of his adopted home, Utah. A contemplative classic about a loner’s quest to find meaning on the unforgiving frontier while fighting off grizzly bears and Crow Indians, Johnson (just out on a breathtaking Blu-ray) is a film of few words. But it’s so stunning and quietly powerful, you won’t miss them a bit. A-