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High Noon Reviews

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TIME Magazine
July 26, 2011
High Noon combines its points about good citizenship with some excellent picturemaking.
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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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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.
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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.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
April 27, 2004
More than a half-century later, Foreman was right after all: High Noon is a scorching and sour portrait of American complacence and capacity for collaborationism.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 30, 2003
Regarded as '50s melodrama, it's nearly perfect.
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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
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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