Wild Rovers (1971)




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If you want to know what The Wild Bunch would have looked like with Blake Edwards rather than Sam Peckinpah in the director's chair, we submit for your approval Wild Rovers. William Holden and Ryan O'Neal play a couple of shiftless ranch hands who impulsively decide to rob a bank. They manage to make off with the money, but also incur the wrath of their former boss Karl Malden, who sends his two sons Tom Skerritt and Joe Don Baker out to bring back Holden and O'Neal, preferably dead. The film's … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Western, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Blake Edwards
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 22, 2011
MGM Home Entertainment


as Ross Bodine

as Frank Post

as Walter Buckman

as Mrs. Sada Billings

as John Buckman

as Paul Buckman

as Joe Billings

as Nell Buckman

as Sheriff

as Maybell

as Hansen

as Hereford

as Cap Swilling

as Ross' Girl

as Sada's Mother

as Gambler

as Benson Sheriff

as Palace Bartender

as Cassidy

as Bathhouse Attendent

as Attendent's Son

as Piano Player

as Deputy

as Cantina Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Wild Rovers

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | June 26, 2008
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Whether it was the writing or the directing, it just seemed to be a little aimless to me.

Full Review… | October 14, 2013
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for Wild Rovers

Wild Rovers seemed to start off slow & just stayed there.The 1st western ever where I couldnt sit through the whole thing

Brody Manson

Super Reviewer

This western is highly regarded and although it isn't bad I found it to be very very slow moving and overlong. Granted, I am not a big fan of westerns, and I suppose this one is better than most. The acting is good, as is the cinematography. Will be much more appreciated for those who enjoy the genre.

James Higgins

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