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Yes, Paul Newman is a blue-eyed Indian in Hombre, but this apparent ethnic error is carefully justified in the body of the story. Newman plays a white man who was raised by the Apaches, and ever since has straddled two worlds, feeling truly comfortable in neither. While riding a stagecoach, Newman is subject to the racial bias of banker Fredric March and his snooty wife Barbara Rush. In truth, March is an embezzler, and has no reason to feel superior to anyone. This fact comes out when the coach
Jan 1, 1967 Wide
Jun 4, 2002
20th Century Fox
Sheriff Frank Braden
Billy Lee Blake
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One of Ritt's best films, with fine performances all round, impressive Death Valley locations, and superlative camerawork from James Wong Howe.
For this is a first-rate cooking of a western recipe-not a great Western film nor a creation, but an excellent putting of heat to a fine selected blend.
The performances are uniformly excellent...It's intelligent and has a certain grace as well.
Martin Ritt's movie set a new trend in American Westerns in its criticism of the White men and in suggesting that the Native Americans are morally superior.
Superior western, with a liberal slant, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard.
Sun-blaring Newman western; gritty action
Como em todo filme inspirado em obra de Elmore Leonard, Hombre conta com diálogos afiados - que acabam se tornando ainda mais marcantes graças à brilhante atuação de Paul Newman.
Those looking for an intelligent and bittersweet western should search out Hombre, a somewhat overlooked (yet still fondly remembered) mini-classic of the genre.
Audience Reviews for Hombre
- Audra Favor: Have you ever eaten a dog, Mr. Russell?
- John Russell: Eaten one and lived like one.
- Cicero Grimes: Well now, what'ya suppose hell's gonna look like?
- John Russell: We all die, just a question of when.
- Mexican Bandit: Hey, Hombre, you give me quite a stomach ache. I haven't had a stomach ache like dat since I was a little boy.
- Mexican Bandit: Can I at least know his name?
- John Russell: Maybe I'll see you at Delmonicos.
- John Russell: You ever been hungry lady? Not just ready for dinner hungry, but so hungry that your belly stands out?
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