How the West Was Won Reviews

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May 9, 2019
A buffalo stampede and a raft caught in some terrifying rapids did make their point to my more primitive nerve centers, but the rest was the old stuff directed and acted by the old-stuffers and on a level considerably below their best performances.
November 20, 2017
In all the gargantuousness, however there are redeemable moments, especially in Ford's oddly scaled Civil War episode.
November 20, 2017
It really is true to say they don't make them like this any more.
June 18, 2012
Here, then, is a film with apparently something for everyone. Certainly its team of four ace cameramen have provided a full quota of visual splendours and the rich colour definition in the long shots communicates an authentic thrill of pleasure.
September 10, 2008
Delivered big with breathtaking location work and an all-star cast...
September 10, 2008
A story as big, as brash, and as exciting as the west itself.
September 8, 2008
There is no denying the spectacle, the adventure, and the romance in How the West Was Won.
September 4, 2008
People have always been, and always will be, impressed with big movies; this Western was one of the very biggest.
August 26, 2008
It would be hard to imagine a subject which lends itself more strikingly to the wide-screen process than this yarn of the pioneers who opened the American West.
March 2, 2008
Immense, sprawling western epic loaded with great stars, acting, music, direction.
February 28, 2008
Though boasting the innovative technology of Cinerama, this anthology of the Old West is too long, often tedius, and only occasionally pleasurable.
February 9, 2006
The main problem remains the impossibility of subjecting a film that is fundamentally about landscape and history to the demands of such a coarse dramatic form.
October 14, 2005
Watching it at home without the three-strip Cinerama process takes most of the sparkle out of the film.
August 3, 2005
Top Critic
May 9, 2005
It should be called "How the West Was Done-to Death."
April 16, 2004
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