El Dorado
El Dorado (1967)

Having struck pay dirt with his 1958 western Rio Bravo, Howard Hawks more or less remade the picture twice in the 1960s. The first of these rehashes was El Dorado, with Rio Bravo star John Wayne back for more. Wayne plays a gunfighter who… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 7, 1967
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2000
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Hawks makes a familiar plot resound strangely with a new set of sexual overtones.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Classic Western has violence, alcoholism, stereotyping.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...one can hardly resist the charisma of its stars, the affectionate guidance of its director-producer, and the comfort of its supporting cast.

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An excellent oater drama, laced with adroit comedy and action relief, and set off by strong casting, superior direction and solid production.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Vivid story telling and a late take on the Western genre as a whole.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Hawks and his cast and crew make El Dorado seem so easy. It's like a refined blockbuster that's confident in hitting its ability to hit the right notes.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Howard Hawks is too good a director to depend upon stereotyped violence to keep the interest of the audience, and his well-made scenes between Wayne, Mitchum, Arthur Hunicutt and James Cann never lag for a moment.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Even looked at with today's eye, El Dorado is a thrilling movie with great characters and a brilliant image of the mythical old west.

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Paul Brenner

a loose and extended mediation on Hawks's favorite themes of loyalty and professionalism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Hawks re-teams with John Wayne in this obvious remake of Rio Bravo (although he always denied that), which despite lacking in originality and being too familiar… More
Ken Stachnik
A good substitute if you don't have a copy of Rio Bravo lying around. James Cann (in an amazing early role) is better than Ricky Nelson as the state… More
jay nixon
Excellent film is more an examination of friendship and loyalty than a conventional western. Serious considerations are leavened with a natural camaraderie… More
Cassandra Maples
This was a pretty solid western, one I enjoyed more than I thought I would. What I liked about it were the interesting characters and the fact it was nicely… More
Conner Rainwater
Who cares if El Dorado has a similar to Rio Bravo, it's a great movie that is one of the best American Westerns. The story has such a beautiful flow and… More
xGary Xx
The story is very familiar as this is a virtual remake of Rio Bravo (and much of it is lifted to glorious effect in Blazing Saddles!), but much more laid back… More

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