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Hud Reviews

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July 17, 2014
Patricia Neal delivers a subtle and sensual Oscar-winning performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
August 9, 2010
An interview with Patricia Neal, RIP.
October 6, 2008
...a Western Gothic, where everyone is headed for trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
October 1, 2008
The four principal actors -- Newman, Neal, Douglas, and de Wilde -- are so good that they might well form the nucleus of a cinematic repertory company.
January 7, 2008
A blistering adult western which broke ground in its depiction of an unglamorous West and in the decidedly anti-heroic nature of its lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 7, 2008
Where it falls short of the mark is in its failure to filter its meaning and theme lucidly through its characters and story.
October 15, 2006
These questions are richer than they might have been in Hud because Newman...creates Hud as a sum of conscious choices, not an animal or an icon.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 4, 2006
Paul Newman established himself as a superstar in this uncompromising antihero role.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 24, 2006
One of Ritt's best films.
December 30, 2005
Violating the the Producion Code, Martin Ritt's best film, which features Paul Newman in top form, includes forbidden words such as bastard and SOB, heard for the first time in American movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 11, 2005
Newman at his best
| Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2004
Ultimately, a heartbreaking film that refuses to take the easy, happy route of life.
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
February 9, 2004
James Wong Howe won the film's third Oscar for his beautiful widescreen, black-and-white, wide-open-spaces cinematography, but director Martin Ritt (who was nominated) keeps things a bit too serious and self-important.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 30, 2003
Hud understands that torches are more often extinguished than passed
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 28, 2003
More or less plays out as a home-on-the-range knock-off of Nicolas Ray's brilliant Rebel Without a Cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 23, 2003
wonderfully bleak
| Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2003
Built around a huge performance by Newman this is an immensely powerful character piece, intelligently written and visually striking throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
[A] well-acted, authentic-feeling story.
January 1, 2000
Martin Ritt directed, putting a little too much dust in the dust bowl for my taste.
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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