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Edward Dmytryk United States, 1954

Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Broken Lance

***1/2, with maybe an extra 1/2 for the seductive CinemaScope-ness of it all.... A capable reach for the wavelength(s) of JOHNNY GUITAR/Sirk battles with a certain staid turgidity, the long stretches of which eventually swallowed Dmytryk's YOUNG LIONS; this time, despite some muddles, the victory over the blind spots is much more decisive.