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The Alamo Reviews

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April 9, 2004
They may have gotten the history more or less right. But this is an Alamo that could have used a little more Hollywood.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 6, 2004
Emotionally inert and poorly paced, The Alamo transforms one of Texas' best-known events into an uninvolving bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2004
As talented as the cast is, not a one makes this an Alamo worth remembering
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 9, 2010
Doesn't work despite Thornton's top performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 14, 2004
As earnest and safe as looking both ways three times before crossing the street.
Read More | Original Score: C
April 8, 2004
Disney's PG-13 spectacle does a disservice to both fact and fiction with clumsy, cliche writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 8, 2004
The Alamo is handsomely shot and written with plain-spoken eloquence. But the characters are indistinct, and there's no compelling reason for this movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 8, 2004
slips from the mind so quickly it might as well be about the rental car agency, and not the famous Texas battle.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
May 3, 2005
Laborious mush.
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
April 8, 2004
It's no wonder 'Remember the Alamo!' is spoken so often as a rallying cry. If the new film ... is any indication, it's a pretty easy place to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 2, 2004
Forget it.
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April 9, 2004
A lot of pretty postcards and some nice fellas we don't mind hanging out with -- okay for a historic landmark, but thin soup for a would-be epic.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 8, 2004
A historically credible but overly prosaic account of the most celebrated episode in the creation of an Americanized Texas.
April 8, 2004
For all the gun smoke, the image of the fort's defenders silhouetted against a blood-red Texas sky and the unrelenting bombast of Carter Burwell's score, the filmmakers never make the case why we should remember the Alamo.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 6, 2004
In trying to give human dimension to one of the legendary events of American history, the creators of The Alamo succeed only in making it dull.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/5
April 16, 2004
The Alamo finds you leaving the theater not debating whether or not the movie was historically accurate, but wondering what exactly was the point of making this film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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+
April 8, 2004
Great performances and big Texas skies can't fix disjointed storytelling and bland action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2004
A heartfelt yet strangely uninvolving account of the mythic Texas battle.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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