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written by cammelltoe May 27, 2005 - 4:26 PM PDT
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
I would agree with most of the positive review already posted for this film, with the only caveat being that i think Mann & Stewart had more success mining themes of frustration, revenge, and humiliation (all good stuff) in some of their later collabartions like bend in the river or the far country. still, any one vaguely interested in westerns should rent this one. right now. 2 extra bonuses; character actor supreme Dan Dureyea (no stranger to fans of classic film noir)has a memorable cameo as a sleazy stick up man and there is an interview/commentary with the gentlemanly and charmingly..."old-school" jimmy stewart that is not without interest for devotees.

Big guns and little bullets
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written by wes2666 December 31, 2004 - 9:27 AM PST
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Phenomenal Anthony Mann western with Jimmy Stewart on an Ahab-like quest to revenge the death of his mentor. The film is structured around the titular repeating rifle and, as it changes hands, it gives us a window into each character's soul (the male ones anyway) by showing us how they obtain and handle a weapon of such power. The rifle has an aura much like the Ring in Peter Jackson's trilogy and the film--with its emphasis on the arcane and supernatural rites of gunplay--is an early bridge between the Western and the Martial Arts film. This is an engrossing and varied film with some of the best gun fights ever shot. Highly recommended.

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