Broken Arrow Reviews

October 23, 2015
This massively influential western from director Delmer Daves was among the first to tell the native American side of the story.
October 23, 2015
This superb western is one of the earliest to treat the problems of Indians seriously and sympathetically.
March 26, 2009
Essentially it's an appealing, sentimental Indian romance, with plenty of action.
May 7, 2006
One of the first Hollywood movies to preach for accord between Native Americans and white civilization. While the liberal ideology is commendable, the portrayal of Cochise by white actor Jeff Chandler is not.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
A fine film all the same, despite the compromised ending, quite beautifully shot by Ernest Palmer.
January 28, 2006
We cannot accept this picture as either an exciting or reasonable account of the attitudes and ways of American Indians. They merit justice, but not such patronage.
July 15, 2005
My gosh! It's a Western with a liberal cry for peace, racial harmony and tolerance.
September 5, 2003
May 24, 2003
A quieter, more thoughtful western than many of its peers, this is so well directed and shot it's a wonder that Daves didn't have a more high-profile career.