In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.... (Full plot summary below)
In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 10/10 by Eleanor Ringel CaterIt's one of those flawed, fascinating films that are somehow more intriguing than many a smooth-cheeked blockbuster.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 10/10 by Eleanor Ringel GillespieIt's one of those flawed, fascinating films that are somehow more intriguing than many a smooth-cheeked blockbuster.
Video-Reviewmaster.com - 8/10 by Steve CrumVery disappointing Peckinpah western "classic" is not even near such.
Christian Science Monitor - 8/10 by David SterrittIt's not a masterpiece, but its story of Civil War enemies banding together for battle against Indian warriors and French soldiers packs an occasional wallop.
Boston Globe - 8/10 by Wesley MorrisStill a mess of great scenes sprinkled among some fairly monotonous action. But it's never completely dull.
Hollywood Reporter - 8/10 by Glenn AbelSam Peckinpah's crippled film plays best as a dry run for The Wild Bunch.
The Stranger (Seattle, WA) - 7/10 by Andrew WrightTestosterone Valhalla ... This newly restored version proves to be one of the most purely enjoyable, least thorny examples of [Peckinpah's] work.
Dallas Morning News - 7/10 by Chris VognarGiddy-up, Western lovers. This one is worth the return engagement.
One Guy's Opinion - 7/10 by Frank SwietekThis restored version demonstrates is that while it remains an uneven work, it has flashes of brilliance as well as a general air of competence, even elegance in storytelling.
Variety - 7/10 by Todd McCarthyIt's gratifying to see Sony expending such effort on an important but admittedly second-tier picture.
Village Voice - 6/10 by Michael AtkinsonPeckinpah's first patently runaway-train production seems less a restored classic than a missing link in the breakdown of Hollywood genre hegemony.
Seattle Times - 6/10 by John HartlIt's richer and more interesting, partly because some motivations have been cleared up, partly because the music isn't a burden and partly because we now can see that this was all leading to the creation of a truly great film four years later.