Shane Reviews

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September 22, 2020
There's something different about the way director George Stevens constructed Shane that makes it a more powerful, more complex and more enduring film.
August 23, 2020
Although the film contains all the basic elements of a Western, including shootouts and flailing fists, many of the characters are quite opposed to guns.
January 8, 2020
Director George Stevens and writer A. B. Guthrie Jr. have fashioned one of the best of all the Hollywood westerns...
July 6, 2018
The simple story, the legendary hero: this is the Western tradition. But in developing his narrative George Stevens employs an unusually sophisticated technique.
March 14, 2017
A film that continues to maintain its condition of unscathed classic, although it has its detractors. [Full review in Spanish]
March 30, 2016
To a degree, Shane employs the good-guy/bad-guy stereotypes that characterize Westerns. But it's more complex than that.
September 5, 2012
It is a movie that takes its own measured, deliberate time finding ways to increase your pleasure.
December 15, 2010
"Come back, Shane!" Classic Western for the ages.
October 18, 2010
Western Poetry in Technicolor.
August 2, 2010
Despite being burdened with grand pretensions, George Steven's Shane stands securely as one of the most intelligent westerns of its era.
August 12, 2008
The direction is deliberate, but the attention to detail is impressive, and the perfromances of Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd, and Brandon De Wilde are so good and restrained that they overcome the social-mythical types they're playing.
July 22, 2008
A maravilhosa fotografia que explora as amplas locaes e a fora do elenco j seriam o bastante para criar um timo trabalho. Mas a riqueza psicolgica do misterioso protagonista e de sua relao com os Starrett que torna o filme inesquecvel.
November 13, 2007
Shane isn't just one of the best movies of its genre or decade -- it's one of the finest films ever made.
July 2, 2007
It's the western styled as Arthurian legend, flawlessly cast, undeniably splendid.
July 2, 2007
Wyoming's scenic splendors against which the story is filmed are breathtaking. Sunlight, the shadow of rain storms and the eerie lights of night play a realistic part in making the picture a visual treat.
July 2, 2007
Here, as too often in his career, Stevens is aiming to have the last word on a genre: everything aims for 'classic' status, and everything falters in a mire of artsiness and obtrusive technique.
February 9, 2006
Stevens' classic Western, with its inflated reputation, now looks as if it were self-consciously intended as a landmark film right from the start.
November 1, 2005
July 15, 2005
October 12, 2004
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