Peter Travers Video Review: "Into the Wild," "The Assassination of Jesse James"


Forget Good Luck Chuck ever existed, suggests Rolling Stone's Peter Travers. Instead, he recommends two films, starting with the Sean Penn written-and-directed Into the Wild, which is "one of the most moving, terrific films of the fall." In the movie (soundtracked by Eddie Vedder), Travers says Emile Hirsch does an impressive job portraying Christopher McCandless, the real-life college grad who hitched to Alaska to live off the land. And while the Brad Pitt western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was shelved for years collecting bad buzz, Travers says the lengthy film, which debunks the James myth, is beautiful and worth seeing. Click above to watch his reviews and clips from both films.

Read Travers' review of Into the Wild here, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford here.

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Rolling Stone senior writer Peter Travers has reviewed movies for the magazine for more than 20 years. Send your comments and questions to him here.

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