The War Wagon Reviews

April 20, 2014
Handled with care, allowing plenty of room to explore western traditions and allow the leading men an opportunity to trade barbs and suspicions as they attempt to out barrel-chest each other (spoiler: Douglas wins).
October 16, 2008
The War Wagon is an entertaining, exciting western drama of revenge, laced with action and humor.
June 13, 2007
John Wayne (in his 162nd film) joins forces with Kirk Douglas in this revenge Western that propagates rather dangerously vigilante justice, a theme Clint Eastwood will carry to an extreme in the Dirty Harry pictures.
January 26, 2006
No masterpiece, but very engaging.
May 9, 2005
It's not a bad picture, just obvious.
October 23, 2004
The War Wagon is that comparative rarity, a Western filmed with quiet good humor. It is also a point of departure for John Wayne, who plays a bad guy for just about the first time in his career.
March 9, 2004
January 21, 2004
Lame, late-in-the-day Wayne actioner.
November 20, 2003
Together, Wayne and Douglas are adept at keeping the dialog light and the action fast.
November 13, 2003