Ride the High Country Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 10, 2010
Using everything that came before and predicting everything that came after, Ride the High Country can now be seen as the lynchpin in the history of the entire Western genre.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 23, 2010
...great entertainment: humorous, adventurous, inventive, and enthralling.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
David Bezanson
Filmcritic.com
December 20, 2005
Ride the High Country vigorously and colorfully brings alive the Old West of cinematic myth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Symbols of a waning era who eventually clash over right and wrong, Messrs. McCrea and Scott mesh perfectly, with the latter getting the drollest lines -- and there are plenty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Block
culturevulture.net
March 23, 2001
A film of abundant visual beauty through whose heart blows a chill valedictory breeze.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
A much-loved revisionist Western, director Peckinpah's second feature film proved to be a bittersweet swan song for the Old West and a classy farewell to the screen for actors Scott and -- for some years -- McCrea.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
A superior Western featuring two of that genre's greats, Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott, who were both in their 60s at the time...
Full Review | Original Score: A
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 13, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 11, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 3, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 1800
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety
October 18, 2008
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006

Film4
May 24, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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