A western movie with almost zero action with a musical interlude for Nelson and Martin planted in the middle of the story just to boost sales, with an almost celibate wannabe "love affair" and a very basic secondary story about a social issue (alcoholism). It comes up with a little bit of everything and a lot of nothing!
Hawks è uno dei migliori interpreti di un certo western. In questo caso il Duca è un uomo d'ordine ma soprattutto un amico. Siamo lontani anni luce dagli spazi di Ford, qui volutamente angusti, e siamo su latitudini diverse con quei cineasti che coraggiosamente iniziano a riscrivere il genere (Penn, Ray e Peckinpah). Un film che tra screwball comedy e genere bellico, ci incatena allo schermo. Ancora oggi. Godetevelo
4.5/5 - Rio Bravo doesn't have what you could call a fast pace, but it bounces forward in this relaxed, swoony way that always keeps you engaged, focusing a hell of a lot of its runtime on the mostly excellent interactions between the characters, letting you get to know each and every one of them, and all that makes them tick their way through the golden hour dust and tumbleweed. And that sing-along... chef's kiss!
Dean Martin's signature role playing an alcoholic gunfighter with a beautiful singing voice. Angie Dickinson has never been more glorious and sexy either as four men try to hold a bad guy in jail while getting attacked by a local group of evil men. It is pure western classic worth every minute of seeing it.
Dean Martin was the star of this movie. He was so wily and seductive. He snuck up on you, as he did in "Bells are Ringing." I think he would have been embarrassed to be called an artist, which is what he was. (An afterthought: Martin was a precursor to Burt Reynolds.)
A really beautiful character film, where Western elements serve as a backdrop for a more pronounced drama of a group of people coming together for a cause, and of building relationships based on moral similitude. Besides the many mishaps in continuity, this is a true masterwork, and as far as Westerns go, sits there up with Johnny Guitar, a kindred film in its focus on people rather than action. 92/100 - Amazing.