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Major Dundee Reviews

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April 21, 2005
The new Dundee plugs some of the story holes but, sadly, it's still a plodding affair that's low on plausible character motivation and compelling action scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 29, 2005
Major Dundee, not a great movie but a great star-driven, big budget 1965 studio western, is back in all its fractured glory and confidence.
April 11, 2005
It's gratifying to see Sony expending such effort on an important but admittedly second-tier picture.
April 7, 2005
Sam Peckinpah's famously butchered 1965 western, Major Dundee, has been returned to the big screen in a form that is closer to the director's original vision.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 23, 2005
It's an ode to the unstable, explosive force that was Sam Peckinpah, as well as to the powerful studio system that crushed him and kept him down.
April 20, 2005
The restored version becomes a near masterpiece--a most powerful but fragmented western of epic proportions.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 5, 2005
Peckinpah's first patently runaway-train production seems less a restored classic than a missing link in the breakdown of Hollywood genre hegemony.
April 8, 2005
The movie still isn't great, but it's an important remonstration to that oldest of all studio-system curses: the producer who thinks he's more creative than the director.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 15, 2005
Still a mess of great scenes sprinkled among some fairly monotonous action. But it's never completely dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 13, 2005
No true Peckinpah-lover should pass it by.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 2, 2005
It's one of those flawed, fascinating films that are somehow more intriguing than many a smooth-cheeked blockbuster.
Read More | Original Score: B
June 9, 2005
Giddy-up, Western lovers. This one is worth the return engagement.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 14, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2005
Testosterone Valhalla ... This newly restored version proves to be one of the most purely enjoyable, least thorny examples of [Peckinpah's] work.
July 22, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2005
Sam Peckinpah's crippled film plays best as a dry run for The Wild Bunch.
March 8, 2008
Very disappointing Peckinpah western "classic" is not even near such.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2005
It's richer and more interesting, partly because some motivations have been cleared up, partly because the music isn't a burden and partly because we now can see that this was all leading to the creation of a truly great film four years later.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2005
It's not a masterpiece, but its story of Civil War enemies banding together for battle against Indian warriors and French soldiers packs an occasional wallop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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