Shane Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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...
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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