Lonely are the Brave
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Lonely Are the Brave
Although it never quite escapes the pitfalls of pretension, this film was Kirk Douglas's bid for the affections of the art house crowd, and it remains one of his best efforts. The star plays unreconstructed "rugged individual" Jack Burns, who rides throughout the modern west knocking down man-made fences. Visiting his equally rebellious friend Paul Bondi (Michael Kane), Burns deliberately gets himself thrown in jail to be nearer his pal. Frustrated that Bondi doesn't want to join Burns on the road, Burns breaks out of jail, thereby becoming a fugitive. His trail is dogged by… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"David Miller builds sturdily on Philip Lathrop's widescreen cinematography, but Douglas and Dalton Trumbo's screenplay are the auteurs here"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Douglas oferece uma atuação curiosamente divertida, mas o roteiro de Dalton Trumbo (normalmente um mestre) fracassa ao se concentrar na longa perseguição em vez de fornecer elementos para que possamos comprender melhor as motivações do protagonista."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Kirk Douglas produced and starred in this elegiac Western, scripted by Dalton Trumbo, which laments the vanishing Old West, its heroes and their mores, replaced by a modern world dominated by progress and technology."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"One of only a few Kirk Douglas films where the hammy actor didn't want to make me gag."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Kirk Douglas remains the epitome of the rugged individual in the classic neo-western Lonely Are the Brave"
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"Kirk's favorite, and a true classic."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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