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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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Very Enjoyable Film

Advantages: Excellent Film, Entertaining, Brilliant
Disadvantages: None

NOTE: FILM REVIEW not DVD Review MAJOR CAST MEMBERS: John Wayne - Col Davy Crockett Richard Widmark - Jim Bowie Laurence Harvey - Col. William Travis Frankie Avalon - Smitty Patrick Wayne - Capt James Butler UK Runtime: 167 Min Director: J ...

jpegington 06.09.2005 · Read full review
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True Grit

Advantages: Lots of depth with characterisation, fantastic performances, authentic atmosphere
Disadvantages: Not as unique as you might think, and sometimes Bridges' mumbling can be hard to understand fully

Lots of careful planning and thoughtful consideration are required when attempting to remake a 60’s classic. A job made even harder when that classic turns out to be a celebrated John Wayne film. So it must come as a sign of hope and comfort that with a s ...

goldenbat666 25.01.2011 · Read full review
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A Whisky Drinking US Marshall!

Advantages: Watchable
Disadvantages: A Western!

True Grit is one of the more well know John Wayne films, this is actually one which I have heard of!!! For the second night running my husband got me to sit through one of his films, hope he does not think this is going to be a regular thing as it would t ...

sewbizzie 22.05.2008 · Read full review
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