McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) – Review by Pauline Kael

“McCabe & Mrs. Miller” is a beautiful pipe dream of a movie — a fleeting, almost diaphanous vision of what frontier life might have been. The film, directed by Robert Altman, and starring Warren Beatty as a small-time gambler and Julie Christie as an ambitious madam in the turn-of-the-century Northwest, is so indirect in method that it throws one off base.