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The Alamo Reviews

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February 4, 2015
Something was missing from the film. It lacked punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 9, 2010
Doesn't work despite Thornton's top performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 5, 2009
This dog of a movie confirms that in 1836 Texas was stolen from Mexico by a bunch of opportunistic bastards whose descendants went on to use similarly underhanded methods to steal the office of the White House in 2000.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 1, 2006
There are great moments, though it's ultimately a lightweight film and certainly not an Oscar contender.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 31, 2006
Not even good sets, plenty of historical detail, and Billy Bob Thornton can put life into director John Lee Hancock's slow-moving, poorly acted Texan saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 7, 2006
Com exceção das performances de Thornton e Quaid, o filme traz caracterizações estereotipadas e freqüentemente se entrega ao sentimentalismo barato.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2005
Laborious mush.
October 15, 2004
But is this 'Alamo' the definitive version? No, this is no History Channel presentation.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
October 5, 2004
Like its sets of the Alamo...the movie attempts to do more than is necessary, bogging down in minutiae where traditional facades would have done just as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 4, 2004
In spite of two great performances, this is a muddled affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 24, 2004
Sluggish, talky and unfocused, its downbeat revisionism robbing its historical figures of the iconic status that would have made their story worth retelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 29, 2004
Remembering this Alamo is a lot easier with the fiddle in the capable hands of Billy Bob.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 30, 2004
This film is mainly for people who are interested in history, not entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 20, 2004
For much of the time, it's a desultory tour through period movie hell, complete with carefully aged costumes and cement-like chunks of exposition.
May 6, 2004
The Alamo feels fraught with compromise, both artistic and historical.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 23, 2004
Hancock keeps what could have been a leaden behemoth accessible and engaging by drawing a bead on the personalities of the men who've loomed over history books, warts and all.
| Original Score: 3/4
April 22, 2004
When it feels like its winding to a close, [director] Hancock inserts a five minute scene of Dennis Quaid shaving, and then the movie goes on for another 20 minutes.
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April 19, 2004
You may or may not remember "The Alamo."
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
April 19, 2004
The equivalent of one long drone from a stiff Social Studies teacher who can scarcely be bothered to add any sort of relevance to the topic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 17, 2004
Arriving in theaters today, the resulting $100-million dollar motion picture is a flawed, sprawling examination of the Mexican-American conflict that raises far more questions than it answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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