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½ May 26, 2017
Robert Montgomery (who also directed) stars as an embittered, abrasive veteran who travels down to a fiesta in a New Mexico border town in the hopes of blackmailing a war profiteer who murdered his friend. As expected, he runs into more than he bargained for. Ride The Pink Horse runs through a lot of the typical tropes of film noir, but it distinguishes itself thanks to sharp dialogue, relatable acting, and camerawork that knows all about visual storytelling (cinematographer Russell Metty tries out a few tricks that he later used on Orson Welles' Touch of Evil). It would probably be an overstatement to call Ride The Pink Horse a forgotten masterpiece, but I feel that it's fair to label it an underappreciated gem that's worth seeking out.
½ July 27, 2016
A different sort of a main character for a different sort of a movie. And, it's quite bold for the 40's. Film-noir fans should especially check this out.
January 31, 2016
Robert Montgomery both directs and stars in this excellent film-noir from 1947, which only recently became available on DVD/Blu-ray for the first time. Filled with a tremendous amount of atmosphere, and strong supporting performances, it will certainly delight fans of the audience. Also notable is that Thomas Gomez became the first Hispanic actor nominated for an Oscar with his Supporting Actor nomination. Check it out!
½ June 16, 2013
Mystery abounds in this stylish noir!
½ March 11, 2013
Enigmatic Film Noir is rich viewing experience--Mysteriously Charming!!
½ November 5, 2011
Gagin: "I'm nobody's friend. The man with no place."
½ September 6, 2011
An really odd but somewhat satisfying noir. Even the love story is atypical Wanda Hendrix and Robert Montgomery seem like a mis-match at first but it turns out to be a sweet pairing. Wanda gives a good performance but her character could have been more intriguing. Montgomery has done a goid job directing this film. Its stylish and fun. Lots of great one liners. His performance is good too. His character has an aura of mystery. You don't know much about him. I was reminded of Leone's 'man with no name' western series. A mysterious man comes into a small town to make it big or settle a score. I liked that the film was fairly unpredictable. The situations were familiar but the way the scenes were executed was not. Overall, a decent piece of noir. I dunno how it ranks among the more famous noirs - perhaps falls a bit short but still if you are looking for a hidden little nugget - heres one to watch.
rubystevens
Super Reviewer
½ August 28, 2011
the actor robert montgomery both directs and stars in this noir set in the new mexican desert. haunting images, mysterious characters, hard-boiled dialogue, yet all is not as cynical as it first seems. a powerful film with delicious atmosphere
August 3, 2011
Set in a New Mexican nowhereland, Robert Montgomery's weird noir casts himself in the lead as an alienated GI hunting down a war profiteer (with strange hearing aid) who killed his friend. He is assisted by Thomas Gomez as Pancho, Wanda Hendrix as Pila, and Art Smith as Retz, who take a liking to him for no apparent reason, because he is not a nice guy (and does not have nice motives). Perhaps you could say he is rehabilitated through his stay in the small town and his contact with these kind souls and this reaffirmation of community is what is needed for the post-war period when people felt jaded and burnt.
November 23, 2009
Great modernized western film noir movie set during a feista in a place called San Pablo, New Mexico. Thomas Gomez was rightfully nominated for best supporting actor for his role as Pancho. Gotta love Art Smith's accent in this movie as well. The feista atmosphere with the film noir lighting make the movie a lot of fun for me. Robert Montgomery and Wanda Hendrix are also wonderful. Just a delightful film. Love the ending.
½ October 17, 2009
Exceptional film noir, strong direction from Robert Montgomery and he gives an excellent performance as well. A powerful film, beautiful imagery. Suspenseful and the supporting performance from Thomas Gomez is amazing.
½ December 5, 2007
Strange minor noir with a border town flair. Montgomery terrific as the tightly wound stranger in town on a mission of revenge.
½ September 29, 2007
One of the most brutal noirs of the era. Montgomery was pretty fearless as a director.
April 2, 2005
Exceptional film noir, strong direction from Robert Montgomery and he gives an excellent performance as well. A powerful film, beautiful imagery. Suspenseful and the supporting performance from Thomas Gomez is amazing.
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