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The Searchers Reviews

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February 14, 2005
It may also be the best American movie, or at least the most American movie ....
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A+
December 2, 2001
Contains scenes of magnificence, and one of John Wayne's best performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 19, 2004
This is a film for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 28, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 29, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
September 16, 2007
A truly great western.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
The Searchers gets so close to greatness you can almost smell it. It's easy to see why Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, and many others have championed it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 27, 2007
Some fine vignettes of frontier life in the early southwest and a realistic presentation of the difficulties faced by the settlers in carving out a homestead in dangerous Indian country.
February 9, 2006
There is perhaps some discrepancy in the play between Wayne's heroic image and the pathological outsider he plays here (forever excluded from home, as the doorway shots at beginning and end suggest), but it hardly matters, given the film's visual splendou
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
August 13, 2002
A timeless classic, Wayne's most complex role. For anyone who says he cannot act, check this movie out!
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
The quintessential American film about what it once meant to be American.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
May 28, 2006
...a much more multi-layered Western than most other such examples of the genre, and it is surely a classic of its kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 5, 2006
The minute The Searchers begins, it's impossible to look away.
| Original Score: 5/5
September 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 27, 2002
...it won't play as well with Native American audiences or with people sensitive to its inadvertent racism
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 15, 2011
One of the better examples of the western genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
A film that belongs to the category of so-called "important" movies - those which are remembered less by their own merit, and more by the way they influenced future film- makers.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 7, 2007
An absolute must see.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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