• 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

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Fort Apache Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

February 24, 2012
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Fascinating Western loaded with political and social commentary.

Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television

August 8, 2008
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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 Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

March 10, 2008
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

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

| Original Score: 5/5

March 8, 2008
David Bezanson
Filmcritic.com

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

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

March 12, 2006
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers

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

| Original Score: 5/5

August 29, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

August 12, 2001
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

| Original Score: 5/5

April 7, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

February 6, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 4/5

November 19, 2004

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 30, 2003
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

| Original Score: 3/5

October 31, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2002
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000

Variety
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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March 25, 2006

Time Out
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January 26, 2006

Film4
May 24, 2003
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