Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou (1965)

This western spoof tells the story of a tough schoolmarm who becomes a gunslinger to avenge the death of her father. Knowing the killer to be a formidable foe, she hires his twin brother, a drunken lout barely able to stand up, let alone… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: August 8, 2000
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Super Jane Fonda in Wild West. Ride 'em cowgirls!

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lee Marvin clearly steals the film in his double role as the good guy/bad guy hired gunman.

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Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

Marvin won an Oscar for his dual good guy/bad guy portrayal.

Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

A drunk Lee Marvin on a horse to match makes this comedy western classic.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Clever spoof with great roles for Fonda and Marvin

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

First-rate western parody.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Though designed as a star vehicle for Jane Fonda, this first "official" spoof of the Western genre, catapulted Lee Marvin to major stardom, offering him two divergent roles (one played with a silver nose) for which he was rewarded with the 1965 Oscar.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Mainly remembered for Marvin's Oscar-winning comedic performance

Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register

This is neither Fonda's finest role nor a very challenging one - it's a cleavage and one-liner affair - but it's fun and entertaining.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A schoolteacher hires a gang of misfits to revenge her slain father. Maybe I just don't like Westerns ... or comedies. I found all of the jokes flat and… More
Ken Stachnik
Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin are both great in this spoof of the western genre. Nat King Cole is also choice as the Greek choir singing the story of Cat Balou...… More
Michael Gildea
Somewhere inside of Cat Ballou is a great movie trying to get out. With a rarely more beautiful Jane Fonda (see the scene towards the end in the red dress) and… More
Dean McKenna
Good comedy-western and Lee Marvin was hilarious as a drunken gunslinger better than as a black-hearted hired killer (he played a duel role in this movie).
AJ Verser
I've seen better women westerns than this, so this movie felt very silly and average. It gets a laugh here and there, but overall it's just okay.
xGary Xx
This classic comic western sees sweet and innocent Jane Fonda turn desperado with the help of an inept outlaw and the town drunk. Great fun, especially Lee… More