Chisum (1970)

This classic western features (John Wayne) as John Chisum, the tough cattle baron who defends his Lincoln Country ranch from the gang of Lawrence Murphy (Forrest Tucker). When Murphy goes on a land-grabbing rampage, Chisum valiantly defends… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: July 29, 1970
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

One of the better efforts from Wayne's post-True Grit period.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Solid if unspectacular Wayne outing.

Emanuel Levy

Like other Wayne movies, there's complete identification between reel and real life: Chisum is described as "fat wealthy, tough, trusting, stubborn, generous, and sentimental."

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A stylish big-budget rousing range war Western that is a gimmicky mix of myth and hokum.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
The best of the John Wayne westerns directed by Andrew V. McLagden, this sprawling epic centers around the revenge sought by Billy the Kid after his mentor is… More
xGary Xx
A pretty bog standard outing for the duke. It ticks all the relevant horse opera boxes, but lacks the inspiration of his collaborations with John Ford.