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Stagecoach Reviews

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February 10, 2012
Its virtues remain intact.
February 10, 2012
Modern movies began here.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 10, 2012
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 10, 2012
With this, Ford transformed the western from fading B-movie filler into genuine adult fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 21, 2011
[VIDEO] Orson Welles famously said he watched "Stagecoach" 40 times before he made "Citizen Kane." It's easy to see why.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 16, 2011
One of the best early westerns ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 18, 2011
Classic John Wayne Western masterpiece promotes tolerance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
June 1, 2010
...a thoughtful ensemble examination of grace (and lack of grace) under stress.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
May 29, 2010
John Ford's classic western is a landmark of the genre for so many reasons: mature, classically constructed and superbly directed, it made a star of John Wayne...
May 18, 2010
Criterion Collection's two-disc set... [is] a small film-school education, through the copious supplementary materials, on how the film broke new ground, why it remains so important today...
March 30, 2009
A particularly special entry in Ford's already lengthy career... his first absolutely perfect movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
August 7, 2008
Brilliantly filmed Western.
February 23, 2007
One of the best Westerns ever made, Ford's Stagecoach is a very stylized work, shot in black-and-white and influenced by German Expressionism. Sharply written by Dudley Nichols, it features strong characterizations well-played by the entire ensemble.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Impossible to overstate the influence of Ford's magnificent film, generally considered to be the first modern Western.
October 26, 2004
Rustic classic John Ford film, Duke's first big one.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 26, 2004
After 10 years, John Wayne finally arrives
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2004
The first great Western... Instead of rote good-guy / bad-guy conflict, Stagecoach emphasized characterization, social commentary, and moral drama.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 1, 2004
A true classic. Despite most of the characters being archtypes, Ford has created a Western setting in which we get involved in the lives of these people; Wayne is sincere in his first major role, and Carradine almost steals the show as the gambler. Claire
| Original Score: 4/5
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