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The Alamo Reviews

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
September 1, 2006
There are great moments, though it's ultimately a lightweight film and certainly not an Oscar contender.
| Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
But is this 'Alamo' the definitive version? No, this is no History Channel presentation.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Jane Crowther
ViewLondon
September 4, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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+
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
April 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
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
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
April 15, 2004
| Original Score: 3/4
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
April 14, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
April 14, 2004
it hits enough true notes to elevate it above the usual patriotic flag waving renditions
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
April 13, 2004
It's a big fat studio production (the set is the largest built by Hollywood in modern times) that infuses old fashioned epic tradition with contemporary sensibility and convincing, cutting edge CGIs.
| Original Score: 3/5
Phil Hall
Film Threat
April 13, 2004
The rare Hollywood epic which prefers to offer facts rather than flag-waving. An excellent movie.
| Original Score: 5/5
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
April 12, 2004
The Alamo honors the handful of men who stood up for their passion and ideals against an overwhelming force.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
LYTRules.com
April 12, 2004
It wasn't as boring as I thought it'd be.
April 12, 2004
Meets the challenge of telling a tale with a known unhappy ending and keeping dramatic tension; narratively, you'll wish you had the seven pound 8th grade Texas History book.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 12, 2004
Thanks to the skills of director and co-screenwriter John Lee Hancock and a deep cast of reliable veterans, this is an authentic and rousing version of the most famous battle in Texas history.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 11, 2004
fine production values and an Oscar nomination worthy performance from Billy Bob Thornton make The Alamo worthwhile
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 9, 2004
Absorbing yet ever-so-slightly jaundiced retelling.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 9, 2004
... worth remembering, even if it's never as unforgettable as the battle, and the people, who inspired it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Time Out
November 16, 2011
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David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007
Kenneth Turan
NPR's Morning Edition
December 30, 2006
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 6, 2004
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
August 14, 2004

Boston Phoenix
April 17, 2004
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
April 17, 2004

ComingSoon.net
April 12, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 9, 2004

Orlando Weekly
April 9, 2004
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