Dernier film d'un des plus grands metteurs en scène de l'histoire du cinéma. Nous retrouvons la fraîcheur et la spontanéité des bons westerns d'antan. Sympathique comme un coup de feu qui n'aboutit pas. On notera l'excellence de la séquence d'ouverture (l'attaque du train)... www.cinefiches.com
Hawks was incapable of making a truly bad film. This one is by the numbers through and through, and some of the supporting cast just isnt very good. Otherwise, this had potential to be a more memorable film than it is. O'Neill was a full on babe, so theres plenty of eye candy throughout to keep you interested when the plot and performances fail to. Decent 3 star Western.
Hawks final film is a by the numbers Wayne vehicle which has an out of shape Duke tracking down a couple of men who performed treason at the end of the civil war who were responsible for a young man's death that Wayne feels responsibility for. Mostly a retread of 'Rio Bravo' without the sharp eye or adequate performances that winds up being nothing more than a killer of time. Hawks made many classics: this isn't one.
This film, as ever, takes place in John Wayne's World, and we only live there, saddle the horses, and kick the tumbleweed away as we marvel at the Big Man's irascible charm. A very minor, escapist and anachronistic final film from the master Hawks, which has no interest in reflecting the macabre revisionism of far greater works like "The Wild Bunch."