Appaloosa - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Appaloosa Reviews

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Don Groves
January 3, 2011
A droll Western with an odd romantic triangle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Old-fashioned Western features great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
December 17, 2009
old-fashioned but simple and effective entertainment
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mike Scott
July 27, 2009
A dusty, old-fashioned Western with a dusty, old-fashioned vibe. You can all but smell the saddle soap as the story unfolds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
June 7, 2009
There's considerable pleasure in Appaloosa's respect for the undramatic. It doesn't go where you'd expect...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
March 13, 2009
True, the film is a little long, and it loses momentum at one stage, but generally speaking this is a most enjoyable return to what was once the cinema's most popular genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 11, 2009
Viggo Mortensen is a trustworthy ally in the project, an actor whose extraordinary range enables him to move his performance along the scale from 0 to 100 at will.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 11, 2009
Wearing not only his actor's lawman hat, but also that of director and co-screenwriter, Ed Harris delivers a splendid film, filled with nuances, complexities and substance
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
March 6, 2009
Brush away the dust and you'll find a sense of nostalgia and romanticism about lost American values and altered social hierarchies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 15, 2009
Harris has made himself a reputation as a mark of quality...Like Pollack, Appaloosa has the best of both worlds, with Harris both in front of and behind the camera. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 1, 2009
I give thanks for westerns. Every time they seem to be about to gasp their last, dusty breath, one comes along to give them a bit of renewed life. Bless it, the western genre will not die. Last year it was the excellent remake 3:10 to Yuma. This ye
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 14, 2009
Nothing new or groundbreaking here, just a lot of talented people coming together for a well-made and entertaining Western.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 9, 2009
...provides enough variety to keep the heart, mind, and adrenaline on alert.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
November 20, 2008
A western bromance.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 18, 2008
A terrific bread-and-butter Western.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
November 15, 2008
Appaloosa is ideally suited for fans of the genre for whom quiet drama speaks as loud as big guns.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jackie K. Cooper
November 11, 2008
A better than average western in the Clint Eastwood tradition
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 9, 2008
The film's subtle humor and detailed character studies reflect careful attention to detail and superb craftsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 8, 2008
No ordinary oater.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
November 7, 2008
Ed Harris does it better than anybody.
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