Donovan's Reef Reviews

October 7, 2019
[It] makes it harder than ever to understand why director John Ford is still venerated by a dogged cult in Britain and Europe.
March 11, 2008
Though not in top form, director John Ford and star John Wayne, building on previous and better collaborations in this easy-going (and lazy) adventure set in the Pacific, offering good old fun with the Duke, Jack Warden, Dorothy Lamour and Lee Marvin.
June 12, 2007
May 21, 2007
For once director John Ford used his cornball sense of humor in a proper setting.
January 5, 2006
A so-called fun film aimed at those who find it a hoot when someone gets hit over the head with a beer bottle.
November 4, 2005
May 16, 2005
October 25, 2004
Playful fisticuffs + John Wayne + gorgeous Hawaiian location = fun John Ford.
September 19, 2003
July 30, 2002
Brilliant John Ford comedy with serious commentary on racism
June 15, 2001
A promising premise, gorgeous scenery and an entertaining performance by John Wayne are wasted in this formulaic and self-contradictory John Ford effort.