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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It's a movie that exists almost entirely on one note -- a low, melancholy one -- and achieves what I thought would have been impossible for him Peckinpah: he's boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Sam Peckinpah's virtually unseen Western turns out to be unseen for a reason.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The mushy pretensions of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid suggest either that [Peckinpah] has begun to take talk about his genius too seriously (it can happen to the best) or that he has fallen in with bad company.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 17, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
August 9, 2008
It's one of the great tragic true stories of the old wild West, the story of two outlaw friends ending up enemies as one turns over and becomes a lawman - expressly for the purpose of hunting down his friend.
Clint Morris
April 19, 2008
One of the best westerns of the 70s, if not all time.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 3, 2007
One of the most bittersweet films of Peckinpah's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cole Smithey
October 19, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 10, 2010
Regardless of length, this is one of Peckinpah's most deeply-felt films, a true meeting of two like souls.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 10, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 4, 2008
Bitter take take on the mythical Old West.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Sean Burns
The ARTery
August 10, 2015
Peckinpah's final word on a genre he helped define, and the greatest movie you almost never got a chance to see.
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
February 23, 2006
A richer, more rewarding experience.
Read More | Original Score: B+
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Some Peckinpah devotees consider the film among his finest work, others regard it as, well, troubled. Fascinating, nonetheless.
Emanuel Levy
July 1, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Block
November 19, 2006 could've %u2014 should've %u2014 been [Peckinpah's] third or fourth masterpiece (that depends on who's doing the counting), and the movie he'd been building towards his entire career.

TV Guide
August 30, 2006
The film is visually stunning, and Peckinpah makes great use of his Durango, Mexico, locations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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