The Valley of Gwangi
The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

When a traveling Wild West show comes to town, the natives are frightened by a one-foot-tall horse that is believed to be a bad omen. The superstitious natives try to return the horse to The Valley of Gwangi to avert disaster. Tuck (James… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 25, 1969
DVD Release Date: October 21, 2003
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An implausible B film fantasy sci-fi venture. But it should delight the fans of special effects maven Ray Harryhausen more than others.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

How can a dinosaur fan of any age not love 'Gwangi,' in which the title Allosaurus makes his public debut with the unscheduled addition of a screaming dwarf between his jaws?

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Best thought of as one of the pictures to get out of the way later rather than sooner when you decide to see everything Ray Harryhausen did.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Cowboys and dinosaurs! Too bad we root for the dinos, but the cowboys win.

Mark Bourne

It says something about the production and about Harryhausen's artistry when we realize that Gwangi, the snarling dinosaur created from a tabletop model, is the most realistically alive character on the screen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
I don't think this concept could fail to be popular with kids back in the day, cowboys and dinosaurs, what more do you need?!. I also wonder whether or not… More
The Movie Waffler
If this movie were released today, the unimaginative promoters would simply title it "Cowboys Versus Dinosaurs". It's amazing it took until 1969… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
It's painfully slow to get started, but it's a classic of sorts. I love the miniature horse the cowboys bring home, it's so cute! The… More
Danny Rovira
Jim O'Connolly's enjoyable fantasy adventure which takes place in Mexico, circa 1900, where a struggling wild west circus show makes an efforts to… More
Byron Brubaker
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