Hombre (1967)

Yes, Paul Newman is a blue-eyed Indian in Hombre, but this apparent ethnic error is carefully justified in the body of the story. Newman plays a white man who was raised by the Apaches, and ever since has straddled two worlds, feeling truly… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1967
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Derek Adams
Time Out

One of Ritt's best films, with fine performances all round, impressive Death Valley locations, and superlative camerawork from James Wong Howe.

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Josh Larsen

"...depicts the American West as a collision of codes."

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Sun-blaring Newman western; gritty action

Bosley Crowther
New York Times

For this is a first-rate cooking of a western recipe-not a great Western film nor a creation, but an excellent putting of heat to a fine selected blend.

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Emanuel Levy

Martin Ritt's movie set a new trend in American Westerns in its criticism of the White men and in suggesting that the Native Americans are morally superior.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Como em todo filme inspirado em obra de Elmore Leonard, Hombre conta com diálogos afiados - que acabam se tornando ainda mais marcantes graças à brilhante atuação de Paul Newman.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The performances are uniformly excellent...It's intelligent and has a certain grace as well.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Superior western, with a liberal slant, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Those looking for an intelligent and bittersweet western should search out Hombre, a somewhat overlooked (yet still fondly remembered) mini-classic of the genre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Joe Campbell inferred that cultural and societal change was usually delivered by the outsider, the lonely soul (part of the job description) who sacrificed… More
jay nixon
Talky western with Newman miscast but doing what he can, Richard Boone as a hissable villian and Frederic March offering a more subtle form of villianry.… More
Randy Tippy
Paul Newman is very Eastwood-esque in this classic '60's western that features Fredric March, Martin Balsam and Richard Boone.
Jeffrey Meyers
The western genre embodies many different sorts of films, from typical shoot 'em up adventures, to more nuanced films that seek to convey commentary within… More
xGary Xx
Paul Newman plays a horse trader raised by the Apache who finds himself the protector of a group of travelers when they are ambushed by outlaws. Obviously… More
Deb S
John 'Hombre' Russel (Paul Newman) is a man raised by the Apaches. When his heritage is discovered by a handful of stage travelers, none of the white… More