Comes a Horseman
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Old man Ewing (Jason Robards) owns a ranch right next to the ranch of Ella (Jane Fonda). This is a source of two problems: Ewing wants to gobble up most of the land around the two ranches and also wants Ella's ranch; secondly, when Ella was too young to know better, she went to bed with the man, which, many years later, she considers to have been a grievous error on her part. A third problem arises when oil companies begin pressuring both of them to allow drilling on their land, and Ewing won't allow it -- on his or anyone else's land. Before long, war-veteran Frank (James Caan)… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"Pakula approaches the open spaces of the frontier to escape from urban claustrophobia and instead finds reflections of it"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Richard Farnsworth shines with his portrait of the archetypal cowboy--crafty, self-reliant and industrious."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A good-enough Western that I can only really recommend to genre fans, or people who have some particularly strong affection for one or another of the actors."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Desperately tries to become monumental in the manner of a John Ford metaphorical Western."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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