The Sons of Katie Elder Reviews

  • Mar 30, 2019

    This is John Wayne when he was making his best Cowboy movies, never mind the improbable ages of the sons and enjoy Dean Martin and George Kennedy as the splendid Cowboys they were. Let yourself get lost in the story and you'll be transferred to the days when they knew how to do it.

    This is John Wayne when he was making his best Cowboy movies, never mind the improbable ages of the sons and enjoy Dean Martin and George Kennedy as the splendid Cowboys they were. Let yourself get lost in the story and you'll be transferred to the days when they knew how to do it.

  • Nov 13, 2018

    One of the better John Wayne western ensembles. Thankfully, unspoiled by the presence of a popular singer of dubious acting ability. Unpretentious and just a good afternoon popcorn western you can sit back and enjoy. No deep psychological themes here and none needed. Enjoy!

    One of the better John Wayne western ensembles. Thankfully, unspoiled by the presence of a popular singer of dubious acting ability. Unpretentious and just a good afternoon popcorn western you can sit back and enjoy. No deep psychological themes here and none needed. Enjoy!

  • Mar 09, 2018

    A Good John Wayne Movie

    A Good John Wayne Movie

  • Aug 31, 2017

    Significant that Dennis Hopper co-stars in a supporting role. More MammaDrama than a Western, so be prepared as sum may hanker a hanky.

    Significant that Dennis Hopper co-stars in a supporting role. More MammaDrama than a Western, so be prepared as sum may hanker a hanky.

  • Jul 06, 2017

    Good Western Flick! Wayne at his best. FROM: TimC..

    Good Western Flick! Wayne at his best. FROM: TimC..

  • Apr 23, 2017

    A western driven more by characters and their motivations than mindless action and gunfights, which is quite refreshing.

    A western driven more by characters and their motivations than mindless action and gunfights, which is quite refreshing.

  • Mar 29, 2017

    Four brothers return to their home town for their mother's funeral. The sherriff and townfolk aren't welcoming and it becomes plain there has been some recent skullduggery. The first half of the film is asorbing as oldest brother John (John Wayne) digs into the mystery surrounding their father's death and the family's lost ranch. The second sort of drifts toward the fairly weak ending. The presence of Wayne and Dean Martin are really the only difference between this and any number of run of the mill westerns.

    Four brothers return to their home town for their mother's funeral. The sherriff and townfolk aren't welcoming and it becomes plain there has been some recent skullduggery. The first half of the film is asorbing as oldest brother John (John Wayne) digs into the mystery surrounding their father's death and the family's lost ranch. The second sort of drifts toward the fairly weak ending. The presence of Wayne and Dean Martin are really the only difference between this and any number of run of the mill westerns.

  • Mar 25, 2017

    Not John's best. And definitely not worth "100 %". What were they drinking?

    Not John's best. And definitely not worth "100 %". What were they drinking?

  • Jan 02, 2017

    Delivers what it promises, a fun western. It's fine. A great "looking" film. Any John Wayne fan, like me, will find this a decent movie. The plot struggles some but, you get Dean Martin, George Kennedy, and even a super young & thin Dennis Hopper to go along with your classic John Wayne performance.

    Delivers what it promises, a fun western. It's fine. A great "looking" film. Any John Wayne fan, like me, will find this a decent movie. The plot struggles some but, you get Dean Martin, George Kennedy, and even a super young & thin Dennis Hopper to go along with your classic John Wayne performance.

  • Dec 03, 2015

    John Wayne plays the oldest son in this movie about all the struggles of four brothers and how they overcame them. The beautiful mountains and the open country were the perfect scenery. The brother's loyalty to each other and their ranch showed how anyone can overcome obstacles, no matter how big they are.

    John Wayne plays the oldest son in this movie about all the struggles of four brothers and how they overcame them. The beautiful mountains and the open country were the perfect scenery. The brother's loyalty to each other and their ranch showed how anyone can overcome obstacles, no matter how big they are.