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High Noon Reviews

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Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
November 28, 2003
THE great American Western.
| Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
September 27, 2003
quintessential Western that transcends the genre
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 30, 2003
Regarded as '50s melodrama, it's nearly perfect.
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Meaningful in its implications, as well as loaded with interest and suspense, High Noon is a western to challenge Stagecoach for the all-time championship.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
November 12, 2002
There's no reason to upgrade if you own the previous DVD release. ... [But] if you don't have this movie, you should pick up a copy. It's a classic.
Full Review| Original Score: A+
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
August 29, 2002
One of the best westerns ever made. Had me on the edge of my seat the entire time!
| Original Score: 10/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
O primeiro filme a ensinar que um faroeste poderia ter densidade dramática sem perder suas próprias características.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 20, 2002
This outstanding drama ticks by in real time, only 84 tense minutes long.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
June 27, 2001
Just a good guy, a bad guy, and a clean-cut ending that leaves you shrugging the whole thing off.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Wood
April 17, 2001
A film about what it means to be a man that manages to avoid the musk of machismo, High Noon is truly a film that improves with each and every viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
March 21, 2001
The Western may be one of the few truly American art forms, and High Noon shows exactly how much potential it can embrace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
The film works remarkably well as a simple but powerful parable.
Read More | Original Score: 85/100
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Arguably THE classic western.

TV Guide
January 1, 2000
Not a frame is wasted in this taut, superbly directed, masterfully acted film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
High Noon (1952) is possibly the all-time best Western film ever made - a successful box-office production by Stanley Kramer
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
Flaws don't negate the strong impact this film would have on the viewer, the impact that inspired many future filmmakers and made High Noon one of the most important pieces of American film legacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cole Smithey
June 14, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
November 10, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 27, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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