Ride in the Whirlwind
Ride in the Whirlwind (1967)

Director Monte Hellman and writer-star Jack Nicholson filmed this western simultaneously with The Shooting (1967). Nicholson stars as Wes, cowpuncher pal to Vern (Cameron Mitchell) and Otis (Tom Filer), who have all been hired as hands for… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: March 1, 1967
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2000
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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

There's a pervasive feeling of hopelessness to Ride In The Whirlwind that points the way to later gloomy counterculture favorites like Bonnie And Clyde.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

While following Western genre custom with strong chase scenes as expected, what leaves an unforgettable impression is showing how frontier monotony was really such a drag.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A portrait of life in all its ' dirty, rotten, gallin' ' unfairness and uncertainty.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Overrated moody western starring Nicholson

Fernando F. Croce

An astringent naturalism forever on the verge of the hallucinatory

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Young Jack Nicholson shines in this tense western potboiler.

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Eric Broome
After enjoying "The Shooting," I was disappointed with "Ride in the Whirlwind." The films share a director, some cast members, a Western… More