Ride the High Country Reviews

August 27, 2020
There's an eerie beauty to the picture, chiefly in the scenery and marginally in the premise, during which few decisions trump coming to the aid of a damsel in distress.
September 10, 2010
Using everything that came before and predicting everything that came after, Ride the High Country can now be seen as the lynchpin in the history of the entire Western genre.
April 23, 2010
...great entertainment: humorous, adventurous, inventive, and enthralling.
December 20, 2005
Ride the High Country vigorously and colorfully brings alive the Old West of cinematic myth.
October 9, 2005
June 13, 2005
October 11, 2004
January 23, 2004
July 3, 2003
May 20, 2003
Symbols of a waning era who eventually clash over right and wrong, Messrs. McCrea and Scott mesh perfectly, with the latter getting the drollest lines -- and there are plenty.
October 30, 2002
March 23, 2001
A film of abundant visual beauty through whose heart blows a chill valedictory breeze.
January 1, 2000
A superior Western featuring two of that genre's greats, Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott, who were both in their 60s at the time...
January 1, 2000
A much-loved revisionist Western, director Peckinpah's second feature film proved to be a bittersweet swan song for the Old West and a classy farewell to the screen for actors Scott and -- for some years -- McCrea.
January 1, 1800