The Alamo
The Alamo (2004)

The roads cross at San Antonio de Bexar at a small, ruined mission called The Alamo--a place where myth meets history and legend meets reality. In the spring of 1836 nearly 200 Texans--men of all races who believed in the future of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 9, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Too conventional and uninvolving to be memorable.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice

It's dull, talky, and sometimes maudlin.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

With the notable exception of Thornton's Crockett, none of these characters engages you.

Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

Something was missing from the film. It lacked punch.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Thanks to the skills of director and co-screenwriter John Lee Hancock and a deep cast of reliable veterans, this is an authentic and rousing version of the most famous battle in Texas history.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Although handsomely mounted, and boasting some historically immaculate dressing and impressive battle sequences, it's a movie that ultimately can't convincingly get behind the idea of sacrifice.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Doesn't work despite Thornton's top performance.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Absorbing yet ever-so-slightly jaundiced retelling.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It may be history, but it's too meticulous to be believable.

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Cole Smithey

This dog of a movie confirms that in 1836 Texas was stolen from Mexico by a bunch of opportunistic bastards whose descendants went on to use similarly underhanded methods to steal the office of the White House in 2000.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
A good historical film, but I've seen better. Quaid has one of his best performances (in my opinion), but that's not saying much. Thornton was good.… More
Richard C
boring. C-
Wildaly M
The Alamo was just not a good film. I did not like the acting, it was overdone and there's too much talking going on. The film tried to portray some men as… More
Chris Weber
This has a few problems that the 1960 version also had (mainly with uneven pacing), but is still a few hairs better. If I could I'd give it 4.25/5. As far… More
Alex roy
The Alamo is the perfect example of a film that really good, but has gotten so much bad press because it was a box office bomb. The Alamo is a very underrated… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
Dennis Quaid is as exciting as a banana