They Died with Their Boots On
They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

In this film, history is distorted almost beyond recognition. According to this movie, General George Armstrong Custer is neither an arrogant fool nor a rabid Indian hater. Instead, he is a flamboyant but brilliant cavalry officer, who… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 19, 2005
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78%



Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A rousing Western.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Endures as one of the finest Flynn-de Havilland collaborations.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Powerful, if heavily fictionalized, Western, with dynamic direction by Raoul Walsh.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Glorified Custer, sure, but Flynn is spectacular.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

suffers from being too long and meandering too much into the minutiae of Custer's love life

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Well-made, but specious.


Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
History (as specious as that is) records that U.S. President Ullysses S.Grant publically disparaged the tactics of George Armstrong Custer after the Little Big… More
Ken Stachnik
Really interesting film based (loosely) on the life of George Armstrong Custer. It's certainly guilty of a little hero worship, but a whole lot of fun.… More
Anthony Lawrie
I love this classic war film, even if it is a little inaccurate. At least they didn't totally rewrite history like most Disney/Mel Gibson films!
jay nixon
Historical hogwash, Errol is dashing and Olivia looks lovely but that's not enough for the overlong running time