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Ranking All Of Director Clint Eastwood’s Movies

Clint Eastwood Filmography Movie Rankingss

“What are Clint Eastwood’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Eastwood’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Clint Eastwood and looked at his Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page. We will update the article if/when a new movie by Clint Eastwood is released. Although it probably won’t be immediate so the scores on each site have time to settle and aren’t overly influenced by the early, usually much more opinionated, users.

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The Top Film’s Of Clint Eastwood



38 ) The Mule

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 36
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 38
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 31
  • IMDB User Review Score: 38
  • Letterboxd User Score: 38

A 90-year-old horticulturalist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.

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37 ) The Rookie

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 34
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 37
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 31
  • IMDB User Review Score: 35
  • Letterboxd User Score: 36

Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he’s had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick’s risky tactics. But the rookie who’s been assigned to help Nick bust a carjacking ring is almost as hotheaded as he is … and when Nick gets kidnapped, his newbie partner is his only hope.

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36 ) The 15:17 to Paris

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 35
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 32
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 37
  • Letterboxd User Score: 37

In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. Stone was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the U.S. Air Force, Skarlatos was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three pals proved fearless as they charged and ultimately overpowered the gunman after he emerged from a bathroom armed and ready to kill.

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35 ) Firefox

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 32
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 34
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 30
  • IMDB User Review Score: 35
  • Letterboxd User Score: 35

The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called “Firefox”. Naturally, the British are worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon, as rumours say that the jet is indetectable on radar. They send ex-Vietnam War pilot Mitchell Gant on a covert mission into the Soviet Union to steal Firefox.

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34 ) Hereafter

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 29
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 36
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 24
  • IMDB User Review Score: 29
  • Letterboxd User Score: 33

A supernatural thriller centered on three people — a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy — who are touched by death in different ways.

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33 ) Blood Work

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 27
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 35
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 33

Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.

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32 ) J. Edgar

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 33
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 32
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 30

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

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31 ) Absolute Power

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 29
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 29
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 27
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller from and starring Clint Eastwood and based on a novel by David Baldacci.

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30 ) The Eiger Sanction

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 23
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 25
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 20
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 30

A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.

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28 ) Sudden Impact

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 25
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 27
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it’s up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.

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28 ) The Gauntlet

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 27
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 31
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a high-placed figure.

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26 ) True Crime

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 26
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 30
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett’s faults but there’s no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.

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26 ) Bronco Billy

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 31
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 34
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

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24 ) Breezy

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 36
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 31
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Breezy is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a a ride with a man who only wants her for sex, Breezy manages to escape. She runs to hide on a secluded property where stands the home of a middle-aged divorced man, Frank Harmon. Frank reluctantly takes Breezy in only to fall unexpectedly in love with her.

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24 ) Jersey Boys

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 27
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and many more.

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23 ) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 29
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 23
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

A visiting city reporter’s assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

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22 ) Piano Blues

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 36
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 31
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Director — and piano player — Clint Eastwood (Play Misty for Me, Bird, Unforgiven) explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical footage in addition to interviews and performances by such living legends as Pinetop Perkins and Jay McShann, as well as Dave Brubeck and Marcia Ball.

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21 ) Space Cowboys

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 27
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 30

Frank Corvin, ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, Jerry O’Neill and ‘Tank’ Sullivan were hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force’s test program for space travel, but their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of trained chimps. They blackmail their way into orbit when Russia’s mysterious ‘Ikon’ communications satellite’s orbit begins to degrade and threatens to crash to Earth.

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20 ) White Hunter Black Heart

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 31
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa

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19 ) Honkytonk Man

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 31
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

Young boy leaves the Oklahoma farm to travel with his country musician uncle who is trying out for the Grand Ole Opry. Set during the Great Depression.

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18 ) Heartbreak Ridge

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 26
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.

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16 ) Flags of Our Fathers

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John ‘Doc’ Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes, who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese.

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16 ) American Sniper

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

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14 ) A Perfect World

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 31
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.

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14 ) Invictus

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

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13 ) Changeling

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 24
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 19
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn’t her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

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12 ) Play Misty for Me

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.

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11 ) Bird

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.

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10 ) Pale Rider

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 20
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

A small gold mining camp is terrorised by a ruthless land owner wanting to take their land. Clint Eastwood arrives riding a pale horse just as a young girl is praying to God to help the miners. He is revealed to be a preacher with mysterious and possible otherworldly origins who teams up with the miners to defeat the land owner and the corrupt sheriff.

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9 ) Sully

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ when Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and career.

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8 ) The Bridges of Madison County

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.

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6 ) Gran Torino

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can’t get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao’s family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.

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6 ) High Plains Drifter

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

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5 ) The Outlaw Josey Wales

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

After avenging his family’s brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him – and Wales can’t bring himself to leave them unprotected.

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4 ) Mystic River

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.

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3 ) Letters from Iwo Jima

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

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2 ) Million Dollar Baby

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn’t prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie’s determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

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1 ) Unforgiven

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner and a cocky greenhorn, he takes on a corrupt sheriff.

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Clint Eastwood’s Best Movies



Clint Eastwood Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Unforgiven 1 1 3 1 1 1
Million Dollar Baby 7 3 2 2 2 2
Letters from Iwo Jima 6 7 1 5 2 3
Mystic River 9 5 4 4 2 4
The Outlaw Josey Wales 3 2 13 5 2 5
Gran Torino 15 3 11 2 7 6
High Plains Drifter 1 8 14 8 7 6
The Bridges of Madison County 8 6 15 8 2 8
Sully 11 9 8 10 13 9
Pale Rider 5 12 20 13 10 10
Bird 17 14 6 16 10 11
Play Misty for Me 12 17 7 18 16 12
Changeling 24 13 19 7 10 13
A Perfect World 16 9 31 10 9 14
Invictus 20 15 8 12 20 14
Flags of Our Fathers 21 18 5 17 16 16
American Sniper 22 9 11 13 22 16
Heartbreak Ridge 12 15 26 20 20 18
Honkytonk Man 4 22 31 24 13 19
White Hunter Black Heart 9 23 31 22 13 20
Space Cowboys 17 27 10 30 30 21
Piano Blues 36 19 31 13 16 22
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 29 21 23 24 22 23
Breezy 36 20 31 18 16 24
Jersey Boys 27 23 25 20 26 24
True Crime 26 30 17 24 26 26
Bronco Billy 17 31 15 34 26 26
Sudden Impact 25 26 27 24 22 28
The Gauntlet 14 27 31 30 22 28
The Eiger Sanction 23 25 20 30 30 30
Absolute Power 29 29 27 22 26 31
J. Edgar 33 32 22 24 30 32
Blood Work 27 35 18 30 33 33
Hereafter 29 36 24 29 33 34
Firefox 32 34 30 35 35 35
The 15:17 to Paris 35 32 29 37 37 36
The Rookie 34 37 31 35 36 37
The Mule 36 38 31 38 38 38

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