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How the West Was Won Reviews

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January 17, 2017
this was a pretty good western movie
½ January 1, 2017
The definition of a movie epic and spectacle - as was fully intended by MGM-Cinerama.

Having seen the first run Cinerama road show engagement as about a 10-yr old at a downtown movie palace that no longer exists, the Bluray, pretty as it is, just doesn't quite get it done. There's really no way Cinerama can translate to the flat screen. However, the lush, splendid soundtrack is recaptured beautifully with the prelude, intermission, and postlude overtures. Miss those days of film exhibition ...

Interestingly, from the events of recent days (with Debbie & Carrie), this film foretold much of Debbie Reynolds life, feisty and unsinkable until the very end. She is the thread that ties the eras and elements of the film story together.

These were the Kodachrome "See the USA in your Chevrolet" days. This major film reminds of that America when the rest of the world hadn't developed yet or had just cleared the rubble of WW2. The transistor was beginning to be installed in radios & TVs, soon to transform the entertainment & media world.
½ October 11, 2016
Eeppinen tarina lännen valloituksesta.
May 24, 2016
It was overhyped. Its nice to see all those big names in one movie, but the movie's beginning and ending kind of overshadow the filler in the middle.
½ May 1, 2016
There were some really great scenes, especially the finale. But in some parts I couldn't help but wonder if I was even watching the same film.
February 13, 2016
Boring long story of America..
October 24, 2015
GREAT MOVIE, a timeless classic packed full of all the old time best ever actors and actresses. 100 star rating. has all the big name actors and actresses in it.
October 19, 2015
Este épico de 3 horas de duración acerca de 3 generaciones de pioneros en la conquista del oeste, sufre en la pantalla de televisión, ya que fue filmada en Cinerama. Sin embargo el grandioso elenco que incluye a James Stewart, Gregory Peck, Debbie Reynolds y George Peppard, entre muchos otros, las emocionantes escenas de acción y la excelente fotografía compensan con creces la falta de una pantalla gigante.
September 29, 2015
While the film whitewashes over important racial issues, How The West Was Won is a thoroughly enjoyable and thrilling epic western thanks to it's impressive use of Cinerama and Alfred Newman's best film score.
September 19, 2015
A western worth to watch with an amazing director and cast.
August 9, 2015
Classic. Especially the shootout on the train hauling logs. When that was over the audience gasped.
April 30, 2015
Beautiful, but a bit over the top.
½ April 8, 2015
A sweeping, yet hollow epic. Incredible visuals with a mostly mediocre story.
February 26, 2015
What is not to love. Epic describes this in one word
½ February 11, 2015
maybe the story is not the best but it's definitely the most beautiful western of all!
February 8, 2015
This is a truly epic film shot in Cinerama, which was a 3 camera process. The scope of the picture is something to behold, absolutely gorgeous cinematography that looks stunning on Blu-ray. Featuring and all-star cast, the film follows several generation of a family as they head West between 1839-1889. Some of the stars are: Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, and more. Recommended!
January 25, 2015
A cinematic masterpiece. An epic western that spans years that is filmed beautifully and has astonishing sequences.
January 20, 2015
Episodios sobre la historia de Estados Unidos, John Ford, Hathaway y George Marshall dirigen este clà sico, aunque es un poco larga vale la pena su visionado.
January 16, 2015
Big dumb fun only a huge budget and the early 60s can deliver. If you're looking for an accuratre retelling of the west, through the 19th century, you're wtching the wrong movie.
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