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Shane Reviews

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Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 2, 2007
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.
Manny Farber
The Nation
September 5, 2012
It is a movie that takes its own measured, deliberate time finding ways to increase your pleasure.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 28, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
There are intriguing mysteries in Shane, puzzles and challenges, not least in the title character and the way he is played by Alan Ladd.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 18, 2010
Western Poetry in Technicolor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun
October 12, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
"Come back, Shane!" Classic Western for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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William Brogdon
Variety
July 2, 2007
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.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
July 25, 2001
One of the great westerns, a film that inspired many which would follow it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Stevens' classic Western, with its inflated reputation, now looks as if it were self-consciously intended as a landmark film right from the start.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...transformed the American cowboy saga, introducing psychological elements into the usual gunplay.
| Original Score: 9/10
Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide
June 27, 2002
Despite being burdened with grand pretensions, Shane stands securely as one of the most intelligent westerns of its era
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 13, 2004
An adult Western for those who still want to believe that there are guardian angels out there.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 22, 2008
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
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
August 2, 2010
Despite being burdened with grand pretensions, George Steven's Shane stands securely as one of the most intelligent westerns of its era.
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
James Plath
Family Home Theater
March 30, 2016
To a degree, Shane employs the good-guy/bad-guy stereotypes that characterize Westerns. But it's more complex than that.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 15, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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