Destry Rides Again Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 23, 2002

| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
November 7, 2002

| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 4, 2007

While not a major film, it's one of those odd Hollywood mixtures where everything comes together just right.

David Cornelius
July 7, 2008

The movie might not be anywhere near as good as its reputation suggests, but as a straight-up cowboy flick with moments of light comic relief, it's a fairly fun picture.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002

Shows that the deconstruction of the Western began long before Unforgiven

| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
January 7, 2004

A wonderful comic Western with Stewart and Dietrich at top form. Always a pleasure to watch.

| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 26, 2003

Hollywood at its hokum best.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 30, 2009

A close-to-brilliant comedy-Western ... until the end.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 10, 2003

| Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 9, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
August 17, 2006

| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004

See what the boys in the back room & Dietrich & Stewart are's great!

| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 24, 2002

Overrated, but with enough great moments to be a must-see

| Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
June 27, 2003

The conceit of the seeming milksop who’s actually tougher than the hooligans was already a cliché when the movie was made, but Destry has a few twists to keep things interesting.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000

Destry Rides Again (1939) is a popular, marvelous Western comedy spoof/farce from Universal Pictures.

Emanuel Levy
June 11, 2005

| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
January 9, 2013

Starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich, both in top form, this comedic-erotic Western was one of the most commercially popular films of 1939.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003

Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

May 24, 2003

Time Out
Top Critic
January 26, 2006

Top Critic
March 26, 2009

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