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Rio Bravo Reviews

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times
April 23, 2013
Underrated at the time of its release, this majestically paced western is one of the finest achievements of the genre and stands as a career-best for many of its participants.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 23, 2013
To watch Rio Bravo is to see a master craftsman at work. The film is seamless. There is not a shot that is wrong. It is uncommonly absorbing, and the 141-minute running time flows past like running water.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 20, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Chris Barsanti
May 21, 2007
Rio Bravo may not be a perfect film, but it's close enough as to not matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
February 20, 2009
Texecution is superb in every department, making this one of the classics of the genre
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
April 23, 2013
The movie is simultaneously an apogee of the classic Western style, with its principled violence in defense of just law, and an eccentrically hyperbolic work of modernism, which yokes both bumptious erotic comedy and soul-searing rawness to the mission.
Cole Smithey
August 29, 2011
[VIDEO] "Rio Bravo" (1959) is Howard Hawkes's shamelessly commercial Western.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
Has one of the best and strangest casts in all of movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
May 13, 2008
Rio Bravo is a big, brawling western.
Christopher Null
April 23, 2013
A definitive piece of Americana by way of Howard Hawks, Rio Bravo is what the late 1950s studio system was all about
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Arguably Hawks' greatest film.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 27, 2005
Howard Hawks made Rio Bravo as a conservative response to the liberal High Noon.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
May 17, 2007
... one Hawks' greatest films, perhaps his masterpiece, and one of the finest westerns of all time.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 22, 2007
Although Rio Bravo rather ambles along, it still has enough good points to make it a genial viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
July 7, 2010
Classic Western with superb story telling.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 12, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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