• Unrated, 2 hr. 7 min.
  • Western, Classics
  • Directed By:    John Ford
  • In Theaters:    Mar 9, 1948 Wide
  • On DVD:    Aug 15, 2006
  • Turner Home Entertainment

Fort Apache Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 24, 2012

It's an odd film, consisting more of sidetracks than of an actual story, but it showed a new restlessness in Ford.

Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 8, 2008

Fascinating Western loaded with political and social commentary.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
March 10, 2008

Inspired by the massacre of General Custer's Cavalry, John Ford's superb elegiac Western contrasts legal-rational authority (Henry Fonda) with charismatic type of authority (John Wayne) to an advantage.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 8, 2008

One of John Ford's cavalry trilogy, and a near classic on its own. Wayne and Fonda are fine.

| Original Score: 5/5
David Bezanson
Filmcritic.com
March 12, 2006

demonstrates that westerns weren't always one-sided and jingoistic.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
August 29, 2005

Henry Fonda's stubborness reminds me of our occupant in the White House with his Iraq policy.

| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 12, 2001

This one is a reworking of the Custer myth, in a film that over sentimentalizes Army life and chivalry.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 7, 2005

| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 6, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004

| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
October 31, 2002

| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002

| Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

Variety
Top Critic
September 2, 2008

Bosley Crowther
New York Times
Top Critic
March 25, 2006


Time Out
Top Critic
January 26, 2006


Film4
May 24, 2003

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