• Shane
    2 minutes 55 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Shane Reviews

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Manny Farber
The Nation

It is a movie that takes its own measured, deliberate time finding ways to increase your pleasure.

Full Review Source: The Nation

September 5, 2012
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

"Come back, Shane!" Classic Western for the ages.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

December 15, 2010
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Western Poetry in Technicolor.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 4/4

October 18, 2010
Dan Jardine

Despite being burdened with grand pretensions, George Steven's Shane stands securely as one of the most intelligent westerns of its era.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 81/100

August 2, 2010
Emanuel Levy

The direction is deliberate, but the attention to detail is impressive, and the perfromances of Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd, and Brandon De Wilde are so good and restrained that they overcome the social-mythical types they're playing.

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

August 12, 2008
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

A maravilhosa fotografia que explora as amplas locações e a força do elenco já seriam o bastante para criar um ótimo trabalho. Mas é a riqueza psicológica do misterioso protagonista e de sua relação com os Starrett que torna o filme inesquecível.

| Original Score: 5/5

July 22, 2008
Richard Luck

Shane isn't just one of the best movies of its genre or decade -- it's one of the finest films ever made.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 13, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's the western styled as Arthurian legend, flawlessly cast, undeniably splendid.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide

July 2, 2007
William Brogdon
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Wyoming's scenic splendors against which the story is filmed are breathtaking. Sunlight, the shadow of rain storms and the eerie lights of night play a realistic part in making the picture a visual treat.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 2, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Here, as too often in his career, Stevens is aiming to have the last word on a genre: everything aims for 'classic' status, and everything falters in a mire of artsiness and obtrusive technique.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 2, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Stevens' classic Western, with its inflated reputation, now looks as if it were self-consciously intended as a landmark film right from the start.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

If the Western is the quintessential American mythology, Shane is its great knight-samurai archetype: stern in battle, mild with women and children, siding with the wronged.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: A+

May 31, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An adult Western for those who still want to believe that there are guardian angels out there.

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

April 13, 2004
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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For Shane contains something more than beauty and the grandeur of the mountains and plains, drenched by the brilliant Western sunshine and the violent, torrential, black-browed rains...

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

...This isn't just a western; it's a masterwork in which every little detail seems to contribute to the intensity in the air.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: 5/5

February 6, 2003
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Arguably, the best American western ever made

| Original Score: 5/5

September 13, 2002
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

The indelible, mythic granddaddy of post-modern Westerns.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 4, 2002
Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide

Despite being burdened with grand pretensions, Shane stands securely as one of the most intelligent westerns of its era

Full Review Source: All Movie Guide | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 27, 2002
Christopher Null

One of the great westerns, a film that inspired many which would follow it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2001
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

While it's dated in some ways, the simple yet meaningful storyline, believable-looking sets and awesome natural setting make this a classic western.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 81/100

July 25, 2001
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