The Alamo Reviews

Nov 5, 2019
The film is sometimes too gabby and too sentimental but is magnificent to look at, and the inexorable climax is awesome in its scope and fury.
Mar 26, 2009
In spite of the painstaking attempts to explore the characters of the picture's three principal heroes (Bowie, Crockett, Travis), there is an absence of emotional feeling, of a sense of participation.
Mar 4, 2008
Feb 23, 2007
Despite a banal and preachy script, full of speeches about religion and patriotism,the film has some good action sequences; overall, it's not worse than the 2004 remake starring Billy Bob Thornton.
Feb 9, 2006
An elephantine, historically inaccurate, stridently patriotic tribute to the handful of Texans who faced assault by 7,000 Mexican baddies.
Jan 9, 2006
Oct 3, 2005
Patriotic but inaccurate epic Western.
May 9, 2005
As his own producer and director, Mr. Wayne has unfortunately let his desire to make a "big" picture burden him with dialogue. His action scenes are usually vivid, his talk scenes are long and usually dull.
Nov 12, 2004
Oct 25, 2004
Duke does Alamo redux. Heroic, overblown, speechy.
Apr 19, 2004
John Wayne doesn't appear for the first twenty minutes of The Alamo, his 1960 directorial debut, and that's a bad sign.
Apr 18, 2004
Wildly overwrought, clumsy, and embarassingly directed.
Apr 1, 2004
Could Wayne have crafted a better film if he only tried his hand at directing, instead of putting on the hero's mantle as well? Doubtful.
Jan 23, 2004
Jan 15, 2003
Mar 7, 2001
Jan 1, 2000
The Alamo is an engaging and spectacular tribute to the power of filmmaking - both as socio-historic document and as a flashlight into the hearts of its participants.
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