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Wagon Master Reviews

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April 3, 2012
This may be the closest Ford ever got to making a musical.
April 3, 2012
Ford considered it among his personal favorites, and a handful of Ford's biggest admirers consider it a neglected masterpiece. (I do too.)
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
February 23, 2012
Wagon Master is a good outdoor action film, done in the best John Ford manner. That means careful character development and movement, spiced with high spots of action, good drama and leavening comedy moments
September 21, 2009
It's as gentle and warm a film as [John Ford] ever made and it follows a classic Ford theme: the creation of a community in the west...
September 20, 2009
...a simple, straightforward film telling a simple, straightforward story, artistic in its design and execution and poetic in its telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 13, 2009
one of Ford's masterworks, a sublime, crisp, unpretentious western that doesn't wear its mythos on its sleeve
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 5, 2007
It's one of the most likable of all the Westerns directed by John Ford.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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