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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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A very funny, very moving work, graced by the cinema's cleanest, most classical style.

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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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Sky Cinema

Winningly sly western.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A witty, exciting and deeply moving masterpiece.

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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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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

One of the most pleasurable of all Hollywood movies.

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New York Times

A tough, laconic and amusing Western that ambles across the screen as easily as the two veteran stars.

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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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Bob Westal

A nice serving of entertaining comfort cinema for dedicated fans of classic era filmmaking.

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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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