Hud (1963)

On a Texas ranch an unruly man is bitter enemies with his elderly father, assaults and abuses the woman housekeeper, and shows a young boy who idolizes him the wrong examples.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 29, 1963
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

The four principal actors -- Newman, Neal, Douglas, and de Wilde -- are so good that they might well form the nucleus of a cinematic repertory company.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Martin Ritt directed, putting a little too much dust in the dust bowl for my taste.

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Josh Larsen

...a Western Gothic, where everyone is headed for trouble.

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Variety Staff

Where it falls short of the mark is in its failure to filter its meaning and theme lucidly through its characters and story.

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Dan Jardine

Patricia Neal delivers a subtle and sensual Oscar-winning performance.

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TV Guide

A blistering adult western which broke ground in its depiction of an unglamorous West and in the decidedly anti-heroic nature of its lead.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

One of Ritt's best films.

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Adam Lippe

An interview with Patricia Neal, RIP.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

These questions are richer than they might have been in Hud because Newman...creates Hud as a sum of conscious choices, not an animal or an icon.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Look under the skin of the American dream and there's a dust bowl the size of Texas, where the wide open spaces still do not provide enough breathing room,… More
Conner Rainwater
Paul Newman at his best, managing to make a severely flawed character incredibly charming and sympathetic. This has some extremely beautiful black and white… More
Daniel Perry
I can't get enough of Larry McMurtry's West Texas, and Hud is yet another excellent film based on his novels (see: Last Picture Show, Lonesome Dove,… More
Chris Garman
Movies always portrayed cattlemen as married to their life as if it was the only thing they thought about and their life was caught in a time warp of only… More
Reid Volk
Bleak, beautiful, and well acted = my kind of film.
Saskia D.
Paul Newman is Hud, a cowboy-player and a bad boy. I happen to like Paul Newman, and bad boys, so I guess we are a perfect match ;) Ok, I promise this is the… More

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