Lonely are the Brave
Lonely are the Brave (1962)

David Miller helmed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's mournful masterpiece, a hymn to rugged individualism and freedom slowly being strangled to death by voracious urban development. Kirk Douglas, a Korean War vet, is a footloose cowboy who… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 24, 1962
DVD Release Date: July 7, 2009
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce

David Miller builds sturdily on Philip Lathrop's widescreen cinematography, but Douglas and Dalton Trumbo's screenplay are the auteurs here

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Douglas oferece uma atuação curiosamente divertida, mas o roteiro de Dalton Trumbo (normalmente um mestre) fracassa ao se concentrar na longa perseguição em vez de fornecer elementos para que possamos comprender melhor as motivações do protagonista.

Emanuel Levy

Kirk Douglas produced and starred in this elegiac Western, scripted by Dalton Trumbo, which laments the vanishing Old West, its heroes and their mores, replaced by a modern world dominated by progress and technology.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of only a few Kirk Douglas films where the hammy actor didn't want to make me gag.

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Kirk Douglas remains the epitome of the rugged individual in the classic neo-western Lonely Are the Brave

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Kirk's favorite, and a true classic.

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jay nixon
Observant drama of a maverick cowboy whose way of life has almost entirely disappeared. What he perceives as a good deed for a friend turns out to ultimately be… More
Stella Dallas
ok i got sucked into this one. cowboy vs. modern world; not a huge fan of westerns or douglas but this was a heartbreaker. great script by dalton trumbo tho… More
Randy Tippy
I'm beginning to wonder if Kirk Douglas ever gave a bad performance. If you only know him from <i>Spartacus</i> then you don't know what… More
cody franklin
Great Kirk Douglas performance,one of his best. He is a old school cowboy dealing with modern times. The Frontier has been taken over by fences, cars, and laws… More
Michael Gildea
Lonely are the Brave is an underrated classic that never seemed to get is due. A mostly great story (I did nod off a couple times but to the film's credit,… More