Man Without a Star Reviews
July 25, 2007
A great Western drama. This film introduced me to Kirk Douglas, who has become a favorite of mine. He delivers an incredible performance in this film, which also has great directing and beautiful cinematography.
May 5, 2012
very weak, boring, useless, lame movie.
November 24, 2008
Good western, but nothing much out of the ordinary for the time period. Professionally made, Kirk Douglas is good as always, not much attention to period detail. Entertaining but not a particularly memorable film.
September 12, 2006
In [i]Man Without a Star[/i] Kirk Douglas as Dempsey Rae gives great performance; an outgoing cowboy, unstable and with fits of euphoria. This film is able to capture beauty of the west, of big herds of cattle, and daily life of the cowboys. Dempsey is running away from barbed wire, which to him means the end of freedom. He calls himself a man without a star because he is obsessed about his freedom of choice, whereas following a star will bind him to predetermined life. His affair with Jeanne Crain, with plenty of sexual innuendo, but far from being explicit, is one of great things about this film. William Campbell has an important part as an easterner who wants to become a cowboy and Kirk Douglas is there to teach him.