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Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)

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After being blacklisted from Hollywood for 21 years, writer/director Abraham Polonsky made a healthy comeback with Tell Them Willie Boy is Here. The title character, played by Robert Blake, is a Paiute Indian living in 1909 California. After several years in the White Man's world, Willie Boy returns to his reservation, hoping to renew his romance with tribeswoman Lola (Katherine Ross). Old Mike (Mike Angel), Lola's father, strongly disapproves of her relationship with Willie Boy and attacks the

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Western, Drama, Classics

Harry Lawton, Abraham Polonsky

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (1) | DVD (2)

A thoughtful, intelligent film that nearly makes up in style and conviction what it lacks in dramatic substance.

May 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Redford's 'presence' is magnificent, always suggesting the classically-structured, powerful-but-weak American.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
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A powerful film, even though the script wears its liberal conscience on its sleeve (and further hedges its bets by casting nice Robert Redford as the sheriff), directed with austere authority in desert landcapes marvellously shot by Conrad Hall.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here is another one of the best American movies, and in its own way, equally idiomatic, evocative, and resourceful [as Force of Evil].

May 21, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A sense of clarity and austerity about the visuals lends potent emotional heft.

May 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Total Film
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A powerful drama masquerading as a western that promises slightly more than it is able to deliver.

May 1, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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It's basically a Western chase film that openly serves liberal messages over the Indian-white conflict.

January 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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This socially conscious Western represents a major comeback for blacklisted writer-director Polonsky, who identifies with the film's message and gets strong performances from Redford as the sheriff and Robert Blake as the hunted man.

January 8, 2007
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It deserved to be a hit, but the melancholy tone and downbeat ending prevented that.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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Audience Reviews for Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here

Affirmative.This is not your ordinary western.Long dialogue and stretching events,alongside with a political agenda of misdemeanors.And Willie in the middle.The goat.Furthermore,the finale seems a little bit of propaganda whether it be over a justified "party" or not,it still is considered a non-argumentative propaganda without evidence.The whole physical hunting is more than satisfying.Polonsky knew he wasn't fully charged but it's an entertaining film all in all.
January 24, 2009
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