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  1. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Rio Grande

  2. ermete polpette's rating of the film Rio Grande

  3. Jason's rating of the film Rio Grande

    Peak performance Ford. Those looking for a demonstration of the master's nuanced approach to the messy moral ambiguity of the American experiment would best look elsewhere. This is pretty unapologetic ra ra stuff. But as far as the perfection of a particular formal vision goes, I absolutely cannot think of a better Ford. It helps that the elements are spare. I would take this vision over any number of Eisensteins.

  4. Brendan's rating of the film Rio Grande

  5. Ariel_'s rating of the film Rio Grande

    Only distinguished thing this really has going for it is the gorgeous black and white cinematography. Other than that, it's just an ambiguously racist Korean War era propaganda film disguised as a Western. Totally superficial and forgettable in the face of the mythic stories Ford has told with his other films, but still nice to look at. Wayne’s mustache is substandard and insubstantial, like the plot of the film.

  6. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film Rio Grande

    lovely soundtrack by victor young. the movie? forget it, who cares.

  7. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Rio Grande

    Ford's films always have an element of corniness/schmaltz/movie bullshit, but the best of them balance it all out with thoughtful subtext or a lyrical air of melancholy. This is the first Ford film I've seen that was ordinary.

  8. ricovskij's rating of the film Rio Grande

    every time i watch a ford's movie i think that vulgarity isn't necessary to laugh. and i obviously remember that his works are the best western movies ever filmed.

  9. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film Rio Grande

    Dici John Ford e dici storia del cinema.Anche questa grande pellicola lo conferma in pieno,sottolineando in maniera marcata le amicizie,la vita di campo e le ideologie militari.Alcune scene d'azione oggi stonano un pò,ma ci sono momenti(la cavalcata"romana",l'assalto Apache)e piani stretti(soprattutto quelli della moglie) che sono splendidi per cura e posizione di camera.Finale iper-patriottico,in puro USA style.

  10. AKFilmFan's rating of the film Rio Grande

    While its similarities to the Korean War are evident and Wayne's performance is a standout, this standard western is bogged down by its over abundance of songs. While it could've been made shorter and focused its still an entertaining movie in the end.

  11. codyhunter's rating of the film Rio Grande

  12. WhatsUpWill's rating of the film Rio Grande

    Easily the weakest of the Calvary Trilogy, but nonetheless entertaining and engaging.

  13. All Is Grace's rating of the film Rio Grande

  14. chanandre's rating of the film Rio Grande

    [Cinémathèque PT #281: 35 mm]