Stagecoach Reviews

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July 30, 2020
The characters are interesting, the politics and social class discord intriguing, and the action-oriented cinematography above standard.
February 18, 2020
Directorially, production is John Ford in peak form, sustaining interest and suspense throughout, and presenting exceptional characterizations. Picture is a display of photographic grandeur.
February 18, 2020
The rugged background of Monument Valley, Ariz..., the admirable pace given to the screen play by Writer Dudley Nichols and Director John Ford, the unostentatious acting of a well-chosen cast make it one of the season's most satisfactory pictures.
February 18, 2020
Everything about this picture is perfection.
February 18, 2020
The director has selected his players not because' they are highly publicised stars, but because they are competent actors, who bring to life the characters they portray in a fashion that is highly entertaining.
February 18, 2020
One of the most fascinating motion pictures ever released is Walter Wanger's Stagecoach, which definitely should go on your "must see" list. In fact, I urge you to go out of your way to see it.
February 18, 2020
With Stagecoach, previous frontier sagas seem like flimsy pasteboard. Here, the old West really lies. Credit for the dusty realism and the vivid humanity of Stagecoach go to director John Ford and his team of nine character actors.
February 18, 2020
Depending upon story rather than boxoffice names this narrative of the opening of the West manages to be one of the more significant achievements of the cinema in recent months.
October 22, 2019
Stagecoach is a western to end all westerns.
February 10, 2012
Its virtues remain intact.
February 10, 2012
Modern movies began here.
February 10, 2012
Classic, yet hopelessly dated.
February 10, 2012
With this, Ford transformed the western from fading B-movie filler into genuine adult fare.
November 24, 2011
Seen today, Stagecoach may not seem very original. That's because it influenced countless later movies in which a mixed bag of characters are thrown together by chance and forced to survive an ordeal.
November 21, 2011
[VIDEO] Orson Welles famously said he watched "Stagecoach" 40 times before he made "Citizen Kane." It's easy to see why.
August 16, 2011
One of the best early westerns ever made.
January 18, 2011
Classic John Wayne Western masterpiece promotes tolerance.
January 16, 2011
The big reason this movie does hold up so well despite the cliches is the characters.
June 22, 2010
Stagecoach is not just one of the greatest and most influential Westerns ever made; it's also a template for the ensemble film.
June 1, 2010
...a thoughtful ensemble examination of grace (and lack of grace) under stress.
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