Red River (1948) Directed by Howard Hawks & Arthur Rosson





(Review originally written at 20 November 2009)

Well, you have westerns featuring some gunslingers and then you have some westerns about living the American dream. The latter one isn't among my favorite though and this movie is unfortunately one of those movies.

It's a movie about its story and characters. I wish it weren't though. For a movie that is being called spectacular it's a surprisingly slow and dull one. The movie is cattle drive from south to north, in which characters rebel, fall in love and loose their lives. It all also wasn't anything too surprising really and the movie progresses formulaic.

It's no bad movie but from Howard Hawks and John Wayne you should simply expect something extra. Something that this movie just did not provided. It's a well made movie and all and also its story in essence is a well written one but the movie just ain't anything too special or original.

7/10
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