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El Dorado Reviews

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Top Critic
Richard Brody
New Yorker
October 21, 2013
Hawks makes a familiar plot resound strangely with a new set of sexual overtones.
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
July 7, 2010
Vivid story telling and a late take on the Western genre as a whole.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 9, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 21, 2009
...one can hardly resist the charisma of its stars, the affectionate guidance of its director-producer, and the comfort of its supporting cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
May 18, 2009
Hawks and his cast and crew make El Dorado seem so easy. It's like a refined blockbuster that's confident in hitting its ability to hit the right notes.
Paul Brenner
May 16, 2009
a loose and extended mediation on Hawks's favorite themes of loyalty and professionalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic

May 13, 2008
An excellent oater drama, laced with adroit comedy and action relief, and set off by strong casting, superior direction and solid production.

TV Guide
May 13, 2008
EL DORADO addresses the standard Hawks themes of group loyalty and professionalism, but is also a poignant meditation on the passing of the old and the coming of the new.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 13, 2008
Wayne and Mitchum pair up for the first time in a western, and very good it is too.
Emanuel Levy
March 28, 2007
As the middle panel in Hawks' Western trilogy (all starring John Wayne), the film is not as fresh as Rio Bravo, but it's superior to the third segment, Rio Lobo in 1970, due to the strong characterization and chemistry between Wayne and Robert Mitchum
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 26, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 18, 2005
It takes a long time getting to the final shootout.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 22, 2002
El Dorado is an effortless movie, and it draws you in easily.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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