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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Jugu Abraham's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Clean all white western--no blacks, no native Americans! Joel McCrea's character wants to go to the House (read, heaven). Very religious script for a western. Now, did Altman take a leaf from this film's gold diggers' community sequence to make "McCabe and Mrs Miller"?

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Deuxième long métrage de l'incontournable metteur en scène Sam Peckinpah, déjà hanté par ses éternels "loosers" fatigués qui, "pour l'honneur et la conservation du titre" mènent malgré tout et envers tous, leur absurde et dérisoire mission à son terme. Original et fort décapant, une réussite incontestable ! www.cinefiches.com

  3. Aardsy's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Back in the day, we didn't support gang rape.

  4. Elia Canevascini's rating of the film Ride the High Country

  5. Ethan's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    I consider this to be Peckinpah's debut film since he had absolutely no outside interference on this one. The result is a stunning film about two old lawmen seeking redemption and would set the tone for later Peckinpah films.

  6. Dalibor's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Reflections on times passed interrupted by mischief of the generations to come, as both offer different approach to the situations they encounter. It is, however, the murky way their stories (forcibly) interact where the film hides its intrigue.

  7. JonMB's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Not sure what to make of this movie. I found it interesting but often thought the main characters to be slightly disingenuous. However, as a study in aging and wanting to remain relevant and true to oneself, it was a much deeper role than anything I have seen from Randolph Scott in the past. A nice way to wrap up his career. Good performances from McCrea and Hartley.

  8. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    At the end of your life, remains only one thing to save, your soul. A la fin de sa vie ne reste plus qu'une chose à sauver, son âme. Dernière apparition à l'écran des vétérans Joel McCrea & Randolph Scott. L'opposition de 2 "has been" est transcendé par l'image noble qu'ils ont d'eux-mêmes. Résultat un western classique, que rend très moderne la quasi chorégraphie de l'affrontement final. Also starring Warren Oates.

  9. SpacePirate's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Don't understand why people are poo pooing on this one. Way better than the wild bunch in my eyes. 4.5 stars

  10. Thomas's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Inferior Peckinpah western.

  11. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    "...it would have this delirious quality to it when it was done." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/09/episode-31-rise-fall-and-rise-of-sam.html

  12. J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    This is not Sam Peckinpah. I deny it. No.

  13. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Sobre la diligencia hacia tierras alejadas, amigos/conocidos opuestos que se reencuentran, veteranos que controlan su temple y en contraposición jóvenes que no, además de salvaguardar la honorabilidad de una dama, eso y otros temas en una trama que francamente no me caló. El final tal vez sea lo más afectivo.

  14. A47's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Really disappointed this time around. Bad writing. Bunch'a moral bull-shit. The end is decent.

  15. joey Noodles's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    3 Peckinpah westerns in two days, I put this one in the middle. I thought the first hour was quite dull and cliche,the characters didn't seem to have any depth, but once they escaped the marriage it just became a whole new film, the last third was just excellently directed and written, it is such a shame that the first hour (the first two thirds) were so 'normal' because I think that the last half hour, with that

  16. Howard Orr's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Early Peckinpah, with the passing of the old order a key theme already fully formed in it's director mind; it also contains his most sympathetic portrayal of a female character, although the great Oates steals the film. Best when melancholic; Judd and Westrum ruminating on lost loves and lost times in their longjohns could well be Falstaff and Shallow in the film's best scene. "We have heard the chimes at midnight."

  17. Kentel's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    A crude and disenchanting westerns, in compliance with Peckinpah's bleak view of mankind. Not his best movie. Scott and McCrea ok but not at their best either. Better watch The Wild Bunch or Straw Dogs for a good Peckinpah.

  18. CVH's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Rated 'Ride the High Country' 3 out of 5 stars.

  19. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Curious how, like in his first film THE DEADLY COMPANIONS, Sam Peckinpah is already, at the beginning of his career, attracted by a story dealing with the ageing of characters who were once well-known but have problems to belong to the present world. Hence the numerous allusions to an idealized past which was populated by men who had self-respect and who always kept their word. Masterpiece.

  20. Dave's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Peckinpah's first great film. McCrea and Scott are wonderful.

  21. Doinel's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea one last time showing how it's done "old school". For the ages.

  22. Karl Wiederaenders's rating of the film Ride the High Country

    This film would set the stage for the remarkable and brilliant American Film Maker, Samuel Peckinpah. It's a terrific film about the loss of the "West". A must see for anyone who loves either the western genre or Samuel Peckinpah.