Viva Villa! Reviews

April 17, 2020
As it is, we have a relentless piece of entertainment.
July 22, 2019
This picture is noisy, violent and occasionally brutal. It is also spectacular, authoritative and intensely interesting. Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa has never been better. A picture for the hardier-minded.
June 12, 2019
There is also no denying the fact that Wallace Beery is not everybody's Villa.
February 23, 2012
It's a big, impressive production which sets out to make Wallace Beery's Pancho Villa appear as a somewhat sympathetic and quasi-patriotic bandit. But Beery's characterization... lets Pancho down too much.
January 31, 2012
A sparky Hecht screenplay enlivens this high-gloss western.
January 31, 2012
The life of the famous Mexican bandit and revolutionary is told in this exciting action drama.
May 10, 2009
It might be the hammy Beery's best movie role ever.
March 27, 2009
Though Jack Conway gets creit, it's Howard Hawks who's responsible for this exciting biopic of the legendary revolutionary leader, well played by Wallace Beery, and one of MGM's biggest hits of 1934.
July 9, 2006
In casting the homely Wallace Beery as one of the heroes of the Mexican Revolution, Hollywood announced its intentions: they weren't going to take it seriously.