Latest reviews in Westerns »

Red River

Advantages: Supernly acted, brooding and ominous Western where we first see darkness within Joyn Wayne
Disadvantages: Not for you if you dislike westerns, black and white films or John Wayne

...Roillin’ rollin’ rollin’ I always feel Red River is something of a neglected Western. Reading Gary Willis’ biography of John Wayne (John Wayne: The Politics of Celebrity) there’s an almost ludicrous assertion that John Wayne made no great movies th ...

GenerallyInterested 04.09.2013 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Red River (DVD)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

Characters / Performances

Special Effects

How does it compare to ...

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
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Rio Bravo (DVD)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

Characters / Performances

Special Effects

How does it compare to ...

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
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Rio Bravo (DVD)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

Characters / Performances

Special Effects

How does it compare to ...

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 ...

Monogram 22.02.2001 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Review of Rio Bravo (DVD)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

Characters / Performances

Special Effects

How does it compare to ...

Who shot what in the where now?

Advantages: A true classic of the genre.
Disadvantages: May suffer from old prejudices against westerns but not if given a chance

I bought this DVD a year ago, inspired to do so by childhood memories of watching it with my dad. We watched a lot of westerns together, mostly at Saturday lunchtimes on BBC2 and I had always enjoyed them. Not many of them have really stuck in my head; th ...

cokane 21.10.2005 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (DVD)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

Characters / Performances

Special Effects

How does it compare to ...