Cheyenne Autumn Reviews

March 16, 2020
A melancholy epic which [John Ford] seems to have directed under the misapprehension that it was an action comedy.
July 16, 2019
Cheyenne Autumn is a blockbuster of a Western-but unfortunately also a bust.
September 4, 2007
Somewhere in the telling, the original premise of the Mari Sandoz novel is lost sight of in a wholesale insertion of extraneous incidents which bear little or no relation to the subject.
January 1, 2006
A big mess.
November 20, 2003
Cheyenne Autumn is a near miss, a motion picture with good intentions. It achieves most of them but then spoils everything by giving in to commercial cliches.
May 24, 2003
Ford's compositions (he was 69 at the time) are as noble as ever, but a feeling of fatigue hangs over the whole enterprise.