• PG, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Western, Classics
  • Directed By:
    Anthony Mann
    In Theaters:
    Feb 1, 1953 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 15, 2006
  • MGM Home Entertainment

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The Naked Spur Reviews

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

This rock-solid Western is brisk, terse, and full of excellent performances..and for once, a Jimmy Stewart film doesn't find its leading man stealing the show!

Full Review Source: Film and Felt | Original Score: 74/100

September 19, 2010
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

His every move meets resistance. In this grim cavalcade of paranoia on the hoof, the verbal jabs never let up.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

May 5, 2010
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

In this taut revenge Western, from Oscar-nominated script by Sam Rolfe and Harold Jack Bloom, Jimmy Stewart gives one of his best performances, revealing a darker facet to his screen persona that only a superb director like Anthony Mann could bring out

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

March 1, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Mann never failed to deliver an astonishing ending to his Westerns, but this is one of his best.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

September 8, 2006
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...an engrossing little film that doesn't flinch from showing us the worst in people, including the hero.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

August 10, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wonderfully intense psychological Western built around a simple story of greed and the chance to start life over again after failure.

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

July 1, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

November 7, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

One of Stewart's best tortured performances, showing his dark side. A must-see for Stewart buffs.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 15, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2002
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2002
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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This 1953 film has Janet Leigh in jeans, beautiful location shooting (and Technicolor cinematography) in the Rockies, and some of the most intense psychological warfare to be found in [director Anthony] Mann's angular and anguished oeuvre.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000

Variety
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October 18, 2008

New York Times
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October 31, 2006

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
Richard Armstrong
Senses of Cinema
October 6, 2003

Film4
May 24, 2003
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