The Big Country
The Big Country (1958)

In The Big Country Gregory Peck plays a seafaring man who heads west to marry Carroll Baker, the daughter of rancher Charles Bickford. Bickford is currently embroiled in a water-rights feud with covetous Burl Ives, so both he and his… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1958
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Burl Ives won the Supporting Actor Oscar for playing a patriarch in William Wyler's sprawling, overlong Western, though the award also might have been given to him for similar part in Cat on Hot Tin Roof.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

As Charlton Heston explained ..., 'it's connected with the American ethos - America was made for Westerns.'

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Overblown western meant to debunk the western myth.

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Steve Crum

Wide open-spaced mega western, full of stars, color, and a great Jerome Moross score.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
It's a big movie. Don't get lost.
xGary Xx
Intelligent and handsome western with a strong cast, but many will find it a bit too long on talk and a little too short on action; especially considering… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A classic pacifist Western that feels always fluid (even with a long running time of almost three hours) and is most certainly an intelligent allegory of Cold… More
Cameron Johnson
This film certainly lived up to the "Big" in its title, because it runs almost 170 minutes, and that's too much country for one man to handle.… More
Bruce Bruce
Excellent Movie, Charlton Heston arrives in a western town looking like a typical gentlemen from the east, he has to prove himself not only to local cow hands… More
Chris Browning
The Big Country isn't the best Western I've ever seen, that honor goes to StageCoach (1939), but it certainly is a 'Big" one and has some… More