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A John Wayne classic.

Advantages: It is a classic. Perfect Sunday afternoon film.
Disadvantages: Hard to believe that this was made nearly 50 years agao.

...my 22nd review. I guess for me watching Sunday afternoon TV after a Sunday roast meant always sitting down to watch a western. It had to be John Wayne, and one of my favourites is Rio Bravo. If I had to produce a top ten if film ...

Timbo3107 04.03.2007 · Read full review
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The Duke, the Dude, the Boy and the Cripple

Advantages: Pace, patience, acting and direction
Disadvantages: Nothing

...There has always been something magical about the slow pace of a John Wayne western, and there is perhaps none better to use as an example than Rio Bravo. It's the classic stand off film, complete with contrasting characters, patient direction, well appli ...

pmcds 06.02.2011 · Read full review
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RIO BRAVO - pure western joy

Advantages: Great western and very entertaining still
Disadvantages: None

...Hello, everyone! Particularly western movie lovers and devotees of the great Howard Hawks! RIO BRAVO, made in 1958 and first released in early 1959, has proved itself to stand the so-called "test of time". Indeed, 40 years later, this movie is still ...

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King of the wild frontier?

Advantages: Historically interesting, Richard Widmark is good
Disadvantages: Too long, Laurence Harvey is wooden

In 1836, the Mexican army is in Texas and look to be unconquerable following the driving out of their troops a few months before. General Sam Houston wants the time to gather together enough men to fight them back, so sends Colonel William Travis and Jim ...

sunmeilan 28.02.2010 · Read full review
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"We need a lot more men!"

Advantages: Superb settings in a 'real town' rather than digital effects.
Disadvantages: Sticks to historical fact - which can be confusing.

For those who already know the history of Texas, this film will be satisfying and memorable. They will sit back and say - "Well, Thank God Davy Crockett didn't wear a stupid fur hat all through the movie!" The trouble is - That is the way those of ...

alfeebee 07.08.2005 · Read full review
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