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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.
August 12, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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
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