The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

Paul Newman plays the title role in John Huston's surreal, revisionist western as the infamous Texas hanging judge. Upon arriving in the tiny West Texas town of Vinegaroon, Roy Bean draws a moustache on a wanted poster of himself,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 18, 1972
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce

Milius' screenplay is acridly flavorful, Huston gives it a mellow reading

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Staci Layne Wilson

Newman and bear: Good. Movie: Bad. It's a toss up, but I vote for hanging.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Sigur
Really entertaining film and it owes a lot to what I think is one of Paul Newman's best performances. I enjoyed the film and it's funny watching this… More
Moe E
My parents took us kids with them to see this film when it was released. I have to assume that they thought this would be a western/comedy in the same vein as… More
Ken Stachnik
If for the crazy Albino alone...this movie is fan-fuck'n-tastic
Christopher Brown
A really bizarre Stacy Keach performance is one of the highlights in this excellent western.
Walter M.
At the start of "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean," the title character(Paul Newman) is not yet a member of the legal profession. Quite the… More