Ride Lonesome
Ride Lonesome (1959)

This is one of several solid B-grade Westerns produced at the height of the genre's popularity in the '50s by the partnership of director Budd Boetticher, star Randolph Scott, and writer Burt Kennedy. Scott stars as Ben Brigade, a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 4, 2008
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Beautifully scripted by Burt Kennedy, with excellent performances all round as the characters evolve through subtly shifting loyalties and ambitions, it's a small masterpiece.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Perhaps the best in the "Ranown" series, alongside Seven Men from Now, Ride Lonesome one never once strikes a wrong note.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

There is hardly any pretense of action or suspense as the characters move, almost aimlessly, through an open landscape, testing each other's strengths and weaknesses through conversations that become psychological chess games.

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A model of the genre.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Richly styled Western with some of the most sympathetic characters in Budd Boetticher.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Perhaps the best made B Western ever.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
randolph scott, pernell roberts, lee van cleef and james coburn. not my favorite in the ranown cycle but still damn good stuff
Walter M.
"Ride Lonesome" is an entertaining western with a good cast about a group of characters trying to escape their past. It starts with bounty hunter Ben… More
This is another film I ?watched? while doing other stuff on the computer. From a visual perspective, this is quite good. There?s some good color… More