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A very funny, very moving work, graced by the cinema's cleanest, most classical style.
A witty, exciting and deeply moving masterpiece.
A tough, laconic and amusing Western that ambles across the screen as easily as the two veteran stars.
Hawks makes a familiar plot resound strangely with a new set of sexual overtones.
An excellent oater drama, laced with adroit comedy and action relief, and set off by strong casting, superior direction and solid production.
Howard Hawks is too good a director to depend upon stereotyped violence to keep the interest of the audience, and his well-made scenes between Wayne, Mitchum, Arthur Hunicutt and James Cann never lag for a moment.
Winningly sly western.
One of the most pleasurable of all Hollywood movies.
A nice serving of entertaining comfort cinema for dedicated fans of classic era filmmaking.
Classic Western has violence, alcoholism, stereotyping.
Vivid story telling and a late take on the Western genre as a whole.
Even looked at with today's eye, El Dorado is a thrilling movie with great characters and a brilliant image of the mythical old west.
Hawks re-teams with John Wayne in this obvious remake of Rio Bravo (although he always denied that), which despite lacking in originality and being too familiar for its own good, boasts a stunning cinematography, elegant dialogue and Robert Mitchum virtually stealing the scene.
Excellent film is more an examination of friendship and loyalty than a conventional western. Serious considerations are leavened with a natural camaraderie between the characters and a fine sense of humor. Wayne and Mitchum work very well together, their interchanges have the lived in feel of old acquaintance with a young James Caan loose, sexy and funny as the gunslinger who can't shoot. The wonderful supporting cast and Hawks surehanded direction all contribute to making this a very fine film indeed.
Who cares if El Dorado has a similar to Rio Bravo, it's a great movie that is one of the best American Westerns. The story has such a beautiful flow and pace, with characters that you are glued to from the beginning. That's what Howard Hawks does best, create movies that people can enjoy and also respect. With a dynamite cast like The Duke, Robert Mitchum and James Caan, how can you lose? While this might be a lot more subtle, it shows you everything good about the genre and has absolutely zero flaws. You can appreciate it from every level, it's not for any one type of audience.
A good substitute if you don't have a copy of Rio Bravo lying around.
James Cann (in an amazing early role) is better than Ricky Nelson as the state named sidekick. Mitchum is good, but he's no Dean Martin and no one can hold a candle to Walter Brennan. Wayne is his usual self.
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