The Long Riders Reviews

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Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
February 5, 2008
What's ultimately missing is a definable point of view which would tie together the myriad events on display and fill in the blanks which Hill has imposed on the action by sapping it of emotional or historical meaning.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 17, 2002
A so-so effort, with the gimmick of brothers playing brothers its only interesting aspect.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 2, 2008
One of the more idiosyncratic James gang westerns but not necessarily one of the better ones.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 5, 2008
Walter Hill's first outright failure.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
February 14, 2010
A Western Nirvana
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
April 11, 2001
Four sets of brothers portray...four sets of brothers.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 27, 2008
The casting problems aside, this is a fairly solid, but not particularly extraordinary film.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A beautiful, laconic and unsentimental film.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 29, 2004
The Long Riders is well-done film about the legendary Jesse James.
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
May 4, 2012
The Long Riders isn't quite sure which way it wants to ride, but the action scenes and cinematography make up for any misdirection.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 7, 2011
Hill is very much in the American grain, the inheritor of the Ford-Hawks-Walsh tradition of artful, understated action film making.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 1, 2011
Hill's lean, mean approach never had a more appealing texture than it does here...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
February 5, 2008
It is an action film, an engaging one, and covers old ground with a contemporary style which never feels out of place.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 21, 2005
Walter Hill's first Western is atmospheric and remarkably authentic by casting real-life thespian brothers as real-life outlaw brothers.
| Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
David Poland
Hot Button
August 14, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Koller
Senses of Cinema
August 20, 2002
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