Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon (1969)

After a debut on Broadway in 1951, Paramount spent an estimated 17 to 20 million dollars in production costs for this Lerner and Loewe musical. With Loewe's permission, Lerner wrote five additional tunes for the film with Andre Previn.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 15, 1969
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2001
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Phil Hall

A mess, to be certain, but a happy and unpretentious mess that rambles along with a reckless charm.

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Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine

This last gasp MGM musical still features enough curiousity to make it worthwhile.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a surplus of good, hummable tunes, breezy dialogue and characterizations, beautiful location shots, and excellent DVD transfer.

Emanuel Levy

Logan's movie is a flop on many levels, a musical in which America's most macho actors, Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin, are miscast and required to sing.

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IGN Movies

Not as bad as some would make you believe. But I'm still not looking forward to that Clint Eastwood Sings Sinatra album.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The pic just collapses because there's nothing going on that matters except to watch Marvin's hammy performance.

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Christopher Null

About as fun as painting a wagon.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
I'm not a fan of musicals, but this amiable western is full of slapstick drunken brawls and affable cowpokes, semi spoofing the genre. Imagine a romantic… More
Lanning : )
I'm still amazed, when I run into this one, that Marvin and especailly Eastwood did this. This is not a horrible movie; it is strangely . . . observable.… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Paint Your Wagon is a strange western musical which has some embarrassingly catchy tunes. What a ride!
Mark K
If you're a fan of movie musicals, then your viewing has probably included Paint Your Wagon at some point, and I bet you've never watched it again… More
Leigh Ryan
Mildly amateurish, yet funny and interesting.
Dannielle Albert
The storyline is downright ridiculous. But I really like the music and I never knew Clint Eastwood had such a lovely singing voice! The special effects are… More