The Alamo Reviews

January 31, 2012
March 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.
February 9, 2006
An elephantine, historically inaccurate, stridently patriotic tribute to the handful of Texans who faced assault by 7,000 Mexican baddies.
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.
November 12, 2004
April 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.
April 18, 2004
Wildly overwrought, clumsy, and embarassingly directed.
April 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.
January 15, 2003
March 7, 2001