Lonely are the Brave
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Lonely are the Brave
David Miller helmed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's mournful masterpiece, a hymn to rugged individualism and freedom slowly being strangled to death by voracious urban development. Kirk Douglas, a Korean War vet, is a footloose cowboy who lives most of his life under the stars, going from job to job, and not averse to cutting his way through barbed-wire fences when they get in his way. His uncompromising spirit is severely challenged when he breaks out of jail after a minor offense, and the entire county's police force tries to recapture him before he can leave the territory.

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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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