The Cowboys Reviews

January 3, 2017
Classic action-packed Western has lots of cursing, violence
August 1, 2007
A coming-of-age film of the toughest sort. Far from Wayne's best, but nevertheless a movie whose ending ignites a heated discussion.
June 28, 2007
A forgotten masterpiece.
May 24, 2007
Even with a closing that breaks with tradition, The Cowboys is not as eventful as one would have hoped for in a John Wayne movie.
November 10, 2006
At the center of this picture, just as in Red River, is the passing of the Western mores and masculinity code from John Wayne to the younger generation. Rydell's Western is formulaic and familiar, but the Duke is in top form.
October 11, 2005
how old Hollywood promoted conservative agenda with the skill and efficiency modern-day liberals and leftists can only dream about
October 9, 2005
September 20, 2005
September 16, 2005
An engaging late John Wayne Western, though the macho philosophy of the need to kill might turn off the more liberal viewer.
October 23, 2004
The scenes along the way of the kids learning to be cowboys are good, warm fun, and it's a shame they had to go for the unlikely, violent, and totally contrived last thirty minutes.
September 12, 2002
July 26, 2002