Major Dundee
Major Dundee (1965)

Sam Peckinpah's 1965 feature Major Dundee was recut and rescored for re-release theatrically in 2005, 40 years after its original release. The "Extended Version," as it is known officially, tells essentially the same story as… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Glenn Abel
Hollywood Reporter

Sam Peckinpah's crippled film plays best as a dry run for The Wild Bunch.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

No true Peckinpah-lover should pass it by.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Very disappointing Peckinpah western "classic" is not even near such.

Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Giddy-up, Western lovers. This one is worth the return engagement.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Major Dundee, not a great movie but a great star-driven, big budget 1965 studio western, is back in all its fractured glory and confidence.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An offbeat and sometimes jumbled western adventure film sees Heston as a Union officer in charge of a jail in the Southwest.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It's one of those flawed, fascinating films that are somehow more intriguing than many a smooth-cheeked blockbuster.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It's richer and more interesting, partly because some motivations have been cleared up, partly because the music isn't a burden and partly because we now can see that this was all leading to the creation of a truly great film four years later.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's an ode to the unstable, explosive force that was Sam Peckinpah, as well as to the powerful studio system that crushed him and kept him down.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
I don't know what Sam Peckinpah intended but I'm pretty sure this 'studio edited' discombobulation isn't it. This is a good film that… More
MJS MJS
Sam Peckinpah?s early, flawed, epic about a Union Major running a prison camp in the New Mexican front late in the civil war, who enlists Confederate prisoners… More
cody franklin
Great cast, Heston and Harris are good together. Good story and fun to watch,but formulaic and bad uneventful ending.