Custer of the West
Custer of the West (1967)

Opening with a montage depicting its subject's Civil War exploits, Custer of the West carries us across four years of fighting in less than four minutes of screen time. The Civil War ended, George Armstrong Custer (Robert Shaw) longs… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: May 25, 2004
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Capable, audience-involving adventure on the visual level which doesn't rise to the epic stature but is content to resume the 'facts' about the Seventh Cavalry without taking a coherent attitude to them.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

This film hints at being a successful epic but is ultimately just a modest biography of Civil War general George Custer.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's an ambitious and occasionally stylish work, expertly crafted but let down by a script which doesn't quite decide what angle to take on its controversial protagonist.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A lumbering biopic on the misunderstood courageous Civil War and Indian fighter General George Armstrong Custer.

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Renata Adler
New York Times

So much strange cutting and botching went into the job that it is nearly impossible to follow the story and that the moment of Custer's great crisis of some sort is completely impossible to understand.

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Film4

Fails to come up with the goods.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Sprawling, impressively shot but extremely over long, by about an hour, history revision. Shaw is good in the lead.