The Hallelujah Trail Reviews

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    Jul 20, 2020

    Goofy fun from the 1960s as a wagon train full of whiskey draws attention from several different if thirsty quarters. The gist of the comedy of this piece is essentially that all of the actors overplay whatever distinction their character embodies. Warning: there are inappropriate Native stereotypes aplenty and w/o shame. For that matter all of the stereotypes in this, and all the characters are stereotypes, and are probably offensive across the board. But the aim is lighthearted comedy, perhaps forgiving the portrayals. Its cute.

    Goofy fun from the 1960s as a wagon train full of whiskey draws attention from several different if thirsty quarters. The gist of the comedy of this piece is essentially that all of the actors overplay whatever distinction their character embodies. Warning: there are inappropriate Native stereotypes aplenty and w/o shame. For that matter all of the stereotypes in this, and all the characters are stereotypes, and are probably offensive across the board. But the aim is lighthearted comedy, perhaps forgiving the portrayals. Its cute.

  • May 14, 2020

    Hallelujah Trail is a great movie from start to finish. A great way to spend 2 hours getting a good laugh 😂

    Hallelujah Trail is a great movie from start to finish. A great way to spend 2 hours getting a good laugh 😂

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Ugh. I have no idea what this movie was trying to be. A completely unfunny comedy? It's not like jokes fell flat - there weren't any. And yes, the Indians were appalling. But damn good on horseback at the end of the movie, pitching bottles of champagne to each other.

    Ugh. I have no idea what this movie was trying to be. A completely unfunny comedy? It's not like jokes fell flat - there weren't any. And yes, the Indians were appalling. But damn good on horseback at the end of the movie, pitching bottles of champagne to each other.

  • Jun 26, 2016

    More a polite titter than big laugh, Sturges' western epic farce is as lavish as any actual drama, and has the cast to back it up, but is content not really making the most of its satirical potential.

    More a polite titter than big laugh, Sturges' western epic farce is as lavish as any actual drama, and has the cast to back it up, but is content not really making the most of its satirical potential.

  • Jan 01, 2013

    Just about one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Just laugh yourself silly, down right good comedy.

    Just about one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Just laugh yourself silly, down right good comedy.

  • Jul 26, 2012

    Just watched it again on TCM! Chuckles for a Comedy/Western with a great cast? A must to see again for cowboy fans?

    Just watched it again on TCM! Chuckles for a Comedy/Western with a great cast? A must to see again for cowboy fans?

  • Feb 22, 2012

    It has some charm and humor but it's length is entirely excessive for such thing material.

    It has some charm and humor but it's length is entirely excessive for such thing material.

  • Feb 08, 2012

    1 of my favorite of all time

    1 of my favorite of all time

  • May 17, 2011

    Just watch it, its worth it

    Just watch it, its worth it

  • Aug 17, 2010

    A bit too long but the cast is great as well as Sturges direction.

    A bit too long but the cast is great as well as Sturges direction.