Johnny Guitar Reviews

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September 15, 2011
...manages to be both a serious critique of McCarthyism and a camp classic...
January 9, 2011
A politically subversive Western, made during the McCarthy era, Nicholas Ray's cult movie offers two strong roles for women, Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge, who may be latently lesbian.
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.
July 30, 2009
A pop-culture madhouse dressed up in spurs and a cowboy hat
July 19, 2009
Like the other great American films of the 50's, Johnny Guitar breaks through the mold.
March 19, 2009
Bizarre, unforgettable Nicholas Ray western that ends in two women shootout!
December 1, 2008
It proves [Joan Crawford] should leave saddles and levis to someone else and stick to city lights for a background.
August 25, 2008
Quite possibly the weirdest Western ever made by a mainstream studio in the 1950s... I flat-out loved this movie.
February 29, 2008
October 23, 2007
It's about time it was acclaimed for it what it really is: a genuine western film classic.
June 24, 2006
Ray's film is not a romantic comedy, but a Western. Or is it?
March 25, 2006
Let's put it down as a fiasco. Miss Crawford went thataway.
November 1, 2005
July 3, 2005
August 17, 2004
July 16, 2004
April 14, 2004
January 15, 2004
For all its slightly tatty sets and off-the-mark decor, the film abounds in wonderful lines and acting that doesn't betray them.
October 17, 2003
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.
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