High Noon - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

High Noon Reviews

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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
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 20, 2002
This outstanding drama ticks by in real time, only 84 tense minutes long.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Tense 1950s Western is still a cinema classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
Drop-dead brilliant Western Noir.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
A simple, somewhat creaky tribute to defiant courageousness.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 30, 2003
Regarded as '50s melodrama, it's nearly perfect.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
June 14, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 4, 2007
Some of the results ring false, but the memorable theme song and some equally memorable character acting (by Thomas Mitchell and Lon Chaney Jr. more than Lloyd Bridges and Katy Jurado) help things along.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 22, 2012
High Noon isn't really a masterpiece, and if you're a fan of more honest Westerns, it's hard not to notice Zinnemann's general lack of interest throughout. But it is a tense, effective little film.
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William Brogdon
October 18, 2008
Zinnemann carefully and deliberately makes the most of the mood cast by the threat of impending violence.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
High Noon won a fistful of Oscars, but in these days of pasteboard screen machismo, it's worth seeing simply as the anatomy of what it took to make a man before the myth turned sour.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 5, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 4, 2003
...plays on the psychology of its characters and situations; an oater with insight and introspection...thought over action.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 30, 2004
Can be enjoyed simply because it's so well done.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Susan Granger
November 10, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
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