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  1. thelastronaut's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    This film has it all. One woman out for revenge, a second woman ready to stand her ground, but both women afraid of love. A man running both away from and towards his past. A gang divided and up against a wall. A posse, weary of death, that is dressed for a funeral.

  2. Alex Pintică's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

  3. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    In a film sometimes labeled a “feminist wester,” it’s interesting that the best thing about it is Sterling Hayden. Joan Crawford is great too, mind you, but it’s all about that dry sarcasm coming out of the wonderful things the script gives Hayden.

  4. Scottie Ferguson's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    Anti-HUAC allegory, subversive feminist Western, luridly stylized Trucolor extravaganza, all of the above? I typically don't care for Westerns, but I'll make an exception for a prime example of Ray's considerable talents and one of the most stunningly transgressive films to ever emerge from the Hollywood studio system.

  5. jonijtr's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    one of the most melodramatic western ever, also a hell of the commentary of anti-fascist, American populace, and female empowerment, the hate relationship between Vienna & Emma is such stellar

  6. Ouistiti's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna, 2017; re-watched, first time in a movie theatre

  7. Alvise Narduzzi's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    Carico di buone speranze per merito della magistrale sequenza iniziale, mi sono poi ritrovato ripulito di quest'ultime nel momento della rapina in banca, che le ha fatte sparire assieme all'oro della psicopatica Emma Small. Dalla fuga di Dancin' Kid e dei suoi sgherri fino agli ultimi 10 minuti finali, il film è stato un movimentato memento del perché non amo questo tipo di film.

  8. Log Lady's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    A visually gorgeous and subversive rejection of the usual boring male Western. The downfall of the narrative/story is thrown against the wall by the delirious and fierce passions of love and hate, slight campiness, excellent compositions, delicious use of color, allegorical aspect, and great performances (particularly from Crawford and McCambridge). A dreamlike rebel in the Ford universe, and I love that.

  9. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    3-4. I walked away with the impression that the lead wasn't quite as strong as she's been talked up to be, but she is a willful, active figure who gets to face off against her own antagonist, who brings a splash of Freud to the story. And the movie does boast a vivid political subtext defiant towards Mccarthyism. That being said, some of the acting didn't hit me quite as hard as it could have, but it works overall.

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    Classique du western où éclate l'incontestable talent de l'étonnant trio Crawford / Hayden / Mac Cambridge. Une oeuvre que l'on ne se lasse pas de voir ou de revoir... www.cinefiches.com

  11. Lara's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    masterpiece with a different sense of others boring classic westerns impecable rythm and performances

  12. Renton47's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    Signals a different evolution for the American West had there been such a strong delineation between the liberated and oppressed. Its attack on the puritanical mob who manifest the persecuted into outlaws is striking, both for the desires that drive their action, and the US exceptionalism it gives way to. Ray is cinema of the liberated; miraculous real-time first act, sound and set design, personalities and then some

  13. Balthaz21's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

  14. cherbourgdoll's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    one of the best westerns i've ever seen. joan is perfect in every role she plays

  15. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

  16. Cichlisuite's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    3.75 Not really a favourite genre of mine but I did appreciate the genre/gender-play in this. The melodrama becomes a bit too much for me and at times it became comical when it was attempting seriousness.

  17. clara m's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

  18. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    A fascinating mixture of the pedestrian and the sublime: brilliant use of colour, textural sophistication, iconic moments of melodrama all sit alongside familiar western plotlines. Brilliantly subversive in its play on gender and in its challenge to McCarthyite idiocy. Crawford is magnificent.

  19. lemmontage's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    I want to like it, Nicholas Ray. Honest.

  20. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    Gals surely ain't how they used to be! Yeeehaaa!!!

  21. Sheena's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    Joan Crawford! Should really be called Vienna!

  22. Superfrog's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    Pretty great for a western. Characters have some depth and the character of Vienna is just excellent.

  23. Alice Rizzo's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

  24. nouvelle vague 1960's rating of the film Johnny Guitar

    This most "Baroque"of Westerns,is Nicholas Rays most anti-authoritarian film.Made at the height of McCarthyism and scripted by blacklisted Ben Maddow(fronted by Philip Yordan),Ray takes on the evils of ultra orthodoxy.At times,Emma Small and her posse/lynch mob, look like puritans at the Salem Witch Trials and the scene where Turkey is asked to name names(in order to save his life),is pure HUAC.A powerhouse classic!

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