The Big Country Reviews

June 3, 2019
Wyler showcases our own big country by demonstrating just how very small we are in comparison, the violent struggles of a few mere blips on the face of the sprawling landscape.
June 17, 2018
An excellent Western. Jerome Morris' score is one of the all-time greats, standing in the company of Elmer Bernstein's The Magnificent Seven theme and Ennio Morricone's Spaghetti Western contributions as the genre's best.
April 6, 2012
Burl Ives won the Supporting Actor Oscar for playing a patriarch in William Wyler's sprawling, overlong Western, though the award also might have been given to him for similar part in Cat on Hot Tin Roof.
May 12, 2010
Overblown western meant to debunk the western myth.
March 8, 2008
February 17, 2008
Wide open-spaced mega western, full of stars, color, and a great Jerome Moross score.
June 20, 2005
June 19, 2005
June 10, 2004
May 14, 2004
July 30, 2002
April 17, 2001
As Charlton Heston explained ..., 'it's connected with the American ethos - America was made for Westerns.'