The Hired Hand

1971, Western, 1h 33m

16 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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A drifting cowboy (Peter Fonda) brings along a friend (Warren Oates) when he returns to his wife (Verna Bloom) and ranch after seven years.

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  • Dec 12, 2008
    there are a number of things i really liked about this, but too much time was spent on "cinema trickery" that was unnecessary. Fonda's performance was maybe the weakest out of the entire cast.
    chase _ Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2005
    [font=Century Gothic][color=sienna] "The Hired Hand" is a 1971 western directed by Peter Fonda(his first, and perhaps only noticeable effort) about a man who after several years wandering aimlessly with his pal through the West, decides to return to the wife he left several years before. The movie is deliberately paced and occasionally artsy. It is worthwhile because of the spotlight on the relationships between the characters and for one notable speech given by Verna Bloom who plays the abandoned wife. And Warren Oates has another very good performance in this movie.[/color][/font]
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