Joe Kidd

1972

Joe Kidd

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54%

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Anglo farmers have been stealing Mexican-American villagers' lands, under the pretext of having deeds which pre-empt their ancient Spanish land-grants. The poor people have had enough, and organize under the leadership of Luis Chama (John Saxon). When they nearly kidnap the local judge who had acquiesced in all this, Joe Kidd (Clint Eastwood) intervenes. Anglo landowners try to hire him to join the posse tracking down the rebels, but Joe at first refuses. Later, after his own farm suffers from the rebels' actions, he agrees. After a while, though, he sees the light and does the right thing.

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Critic Reviews for Joe Kidd

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Audience Reviews for Joe Kidd

  • Feb 08, 2010
    No, it's not one of the best westerns ever made, but it's really fun. Clint Eastwood gives a great performance and really plays a different western hero than usual. It's also sort've odd to see Robert Duvall as such a scumbag. It's got a really great style that makes up for the uneven plot.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2009
    Clint Eastwood is one of those magic ingredients that make any movie worth watching. His stoic screen presence is nearly unmatched and although he can act, he usually does not need do. Thus is the case in Joe Kidd, the story of a righteous but broody gunman who gets mixed up in a war for land rights in US borderland. It all comes down to a suave showdown and Clint taking center stage once more. Robert Duvall adds some much needed depth into the supporting cast, but all in all, the movie is not much more than a pulp western story.
    Henrik S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2008
    Clint chases after a mexican. And a plot... At least he finds the mexican, but the guy who hired him is really mean, so Clint shoots him instead. Oh yeah, spoiler warning. If you haven't seen it yet, don't read this review!
    a z Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2007
    I remember a much faster, spectacular film. Revisiting it I was very underwhelmed. An okay Western for the era, rather entertaining too in the great scenery of the Alabama Hills. But that's about it.
    Jens S Super Reviewer

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