Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

Classic freewheeling western directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne. A small-town sheriff (Wayne) enlists the help of a cripple (Walter Brennan), a drunk (Dean Martin), and a young gunfighter (Ricky Nelson) in order to keep a criminal in jail who happens to be the brother of a hot-headed rancher with a posse of hired killers. With the town under siege, the sheriff must hold out for 12 days until the U.S. Marshal is due to arrive and take them to safety.

1959Rating: PG141 minsUSA
WesternClassic

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Rio Bravo / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

Well-made but awfully familiar fare.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A master craftsman at work. The film is seamless. There is not a shot that is wrong. It is uncommonly absorbing, and the 141-minute running time flows past like running water.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Faultless, freewheeling-and very funny.

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