The Bravados
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The Bravados
Brooding Gregory Peck arrives in a small western town to witness the hanging of the men whom he holds responsible for the murder of his wife (they've been arrested for an unrelated crime). Through the help of a duplicitous executioner, the gang escapes--taking Kathleen Gallant as hostage. The vengeful Peck hunts the fugitives down and kills them in cold blood. He is forced to ask himself if he's any better than the criminals when he discovers that the fugitives, though justly convicted of murder, had nothing to do with his wife's death. The Bravados is as grim and compelling as the… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gregory Peck was the perfect expression of idealized cinematic manhood: Remote yet full of passion, stern but empathetic, skilled in the ways of violence but reluctant to employ them."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Stumbles when it catches a bad case of religion."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Henry King's stroll into Anthony Mann Country is a stronger, more limber, more complex Western than The Gunfighter"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A-1 western revenge flick with strong Peck performance."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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