El Dorado (DVD)

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El Dorado (DVD)

In the town of El Dorado, wealthy landowner Bart Jason (Ed Asner) is embroiled in a struggle with the MacDonald family, who own a large amount of land...

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“Not one of his Best!”

published 13/06/2009

Prolovely scenery, good co-stars

ConsJohn Wayne puts no thought into his character

As you probably guessed from the film this was hubby’s film choice, think he is going through his John Wayne season now just to annoy me! The film stars John Wayne who plays the role of Cole Thornton who is a hired gun hand. He returns to El Dorado after a few years absence where he meets up with...

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Excellent

ProJohn Wayne,a great supporting cast,old-fashioned w...

ConsNot long enough

Six years after the huge success of 1959's Rio Bravo,director Howard Hawks re-united once again with John Wayne and re-worked the plot for another fantastic western.The Duke plays Cole Thornton,a gunslinger who hires himself out to anybody who offers him a nice price for his shooting skills...

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Good

ProAnother good John Wayne Western

ConsStoryline too similar to Rio Bravo for my liking

I've always loved Westerns, but it's only in the past year or so that I've become a particular fan of all Westerns that feature John Wayne. So I was overjoyed to find that one of his many films was being shown on Saturday afternoon TV last week - and that it was one of the films which I didn't...

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Excellent

ProKeeps the kids happy without subjecting you to bor...

If, as I was, you are left babysitting your younger siblings and are becoming more and more agitated as the summer holiday drags out then I recommend for a little piece and quiet you part with some cash and take them to watch the Road to El Dorado. Not only will you be able to sit back and relax...

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Excellent

ProSee how Westerns should be made

ConsNone at all

El Dorado will appeal to all types - those who like action and gung-ho shooting, to those who like romance and drama. What I am in other words saying is that this film has a bit of everything all blended into one to create, in my opinion, the perfect western. And if that wasn't all it has some...

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Super

ProGreat cast, old school heroism

ConsPredictable

An old gunfighter and a young drifter become embroiled in feud between a ruthless cattle baron and a family ranch. In addition the gunfighter must sober up an old friend who has become the town's drunken sheriff. Marvellous old-fashioned western, which is surprisingly the only teaming up of John...

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Excellent

“The Road to El Dorado”

published 02/08/2000

ProFilm suitable for the whole family

ConsNone

Having watched a preview of The Road to El Dorado I would recommend it as a family friend. I took my 16 year old son, who expected to be bored but sat watching it intently and occasionally laughing. I also took my 9 year old son who enjoyed it as well. The storyline was good with many signs of...

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In the town of El Dorado, wealthy landowner Bart Jason (Ed Asner) is embroiled in a struggle with the MacDonald family, who own a large amount of land just outside town lines. Jason hires gunman Cole Thornton (John Wayne) to scare the MacDonalds in hope that they'll back down. Cole is pleased to discover that his old friend J.B. (Robert Mitchum) is now the sheriff of the town. The sheriff warns Cole that involvement with the crooked Jason will get him arrested. Further circumstances entwine the hired gun with the MacDonald family, and he sets out to destroy Jason. Hawks's unheralded Western, with a fine script by Leigh Brackett (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK), features plot similarities to his earlier classic RIO BRAVO.

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