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The True Story of Jesse James Reviews

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Variety
February 23, 2012
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 23, 2007
Though hardly Nicholas Ray's sturdiest effort, this 1957 'Scope western began as one of his more ambitious conceptions, with an unorthodox narrative structure and deliberately theatrical sets.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 23, 2007
Ray is one of the great natural filmmakers, a master of moral ambiguity and jittery mise-en-scene.
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Time Out
October 23, 2007
A fine Western, the only regret being Robert Wagner. Imagining Dean in the central role makes it one of the great might-have-beens.
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Variety
October 23, 2007
On celluloid Jesse James has had more lives than a cat, and The True Story of Jesse James suggests it's time screenwriters let him roll over and play dead for real and reel.