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Johnny Guitar Reviews

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March 25, 2006
Let's put it down as a fiasco. Miss Crawford went thataway.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 20, 2014
This Technicolor cowboy picture feels like it exists in some other dimension. "Johnny Guitar" satirizes macho posturing, even as it elevates the catfight to a whole new level.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2015
It's a film that's many things to many people, from camp spectacular to revisionist genre epic, and nearly every reading seems viable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 5, 2010
This 1954 Freudian Western is one of the all-time left-field wonders of the studio system, a film so subversive it's a wonder it ever got made.
November 10, 2015
A slyly radical psychosexual oddity busting through genre conventions, beyond its Old West Arizona setting ...
April 14, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
January 31, 2016
Nicholas Ray's overwhelming ballad
September 15, 2011
...manages to be both a serious critique of McCarthyism and a camp classic...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 3, 2016
A movie for anyone who's ever been judged on their appearance, their outlook or the way they choose to live.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 9, 2015
The acidulous palette of the costumes and the décor conjure Ray's insolent, isolated fury; though the action is set in the nineteenth century, the actors break out of the story to foreshadow the stylishly electric revolutions to come.
August 25, 2008
Quite possibly the weirdest Western ever made by a mainstream studio in the 1950s... I flat-out loved this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
November 1, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
June 18, 2012
One of Nicholas Ray's best films, the garish, full-color Freudian Western is an amazing, weird movie that's not easy to get the first time around.
May 24, 2003
Compelling, confounding and at times verging on the downright camp, this picture takes a slow- burning but startlingly vivid look at humanity in the outlands.
June 24, 2006
Ray's film is not a romantic comedy, but a Western. Or is it?
October 11, 2002
Joan Crawford as a gunslinger. Some of the best unintentionally funny dialogue ever.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
The film makes much to do about sexual role-reversals.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 3, 2017
Joan Crawford's Vienna is the most masculine of women western heroes. A former saloon girl who earned her way to owning her own gambling house, she's a mature woman with a history and she's not ashamed of what she did to carve out her claim for a future.
February 29, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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