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Rio Lobo Reviews

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May 23, 2011
The Duke knows by instinct what audiences accept without question: whatever he may be called in the script, he is always unmistakably John Wayne. And who would have it any other way?
July 7, 2010
Delightful Western with unusually rich visual style.
September 6, 2009
A film of mementos, of deliberately pale shadows
November 4, 2007
Hawks last Western is his weakest collaboration with Wayne, but the film offers an occasion to see the aging Duke trying to rise above the routine plot and amateurish ensemble, including Sherry Lansing who would become a powerful Hollywood studio exec.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 24, 2006
If it lacks the formal perfection of Rio Bravo and the moving elegy for men grown old of El Dorado, it's still a marvellous film.
May 26, 2006
John Wayne is great to watch, and the train holdup sequence that leads the film is genuinely exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2005
A rambling Western.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
In this case, the story itself doesn't matter much. We go to a classic John Wayne Western not to see anything new, but to see the old done again, done well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 16, 2004
Wayne is always fun to watch, even in lesser form here.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2004
A John Wayne western; what more could you want?
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2004
The Duke rules with his iron fists in Hawks's wily westerner.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
July 11, 2011 appears both the Duke and Hawks sort of walked through this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 13, 2008
Hawks' direction is as listless as the plot.
May 13, 2008
For such a refined director as Hawks to end his career on a note like this, having made some of the finest films in the history of American cinema, is an atrocity not worth the silver used in the negative.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 7, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 20, 2003
Rio Lobo is less for the Western movie fan than it for the John Wayne fan and it may put a strain on the latter's loyalty.
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