The War Wagon
The War Wagon (1967)

John Wayne and Kirk Douglas spend half of The War Wagon trying to knock one another off and the other half working shoulder to shoulder. Settling an old score with avaricious mine owner Bruce Cabot, Wayne plans to steal a $500,000 gold… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 27, 1967
DVD Release Date: August 18, 1998
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Orndorf

Handled with care, allowing plenty of room to explore western traditions and allow the leading men an opportunity to trade barbs and suspicions as they attempt to out barrel-chest each other (spoiler: Douglas wins).

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Emanuel Levy

John Wayne (in his 162nd film) joins forces with Kirk Douglas in this revenge Western that propagates rather dangerously vigilante justice, a theme Clint Eastwood will carry to an extreme in the Dirty Harry pictures.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lame, late-in-the-day Wayne actioner.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
I just really love this movie, two of my favorite actors sharing the screen together in a buddy western. John Wayne and Kirk Douglas are so great together and… More
Dean McKenna
Good, while not John Wayne at his best, this western, costarring Kirk Douglas and directed by Burt Kennedy, does have plenty of laughs and action.
Randy Tippy
It might not be great cinema but it's great fun!
Jeffrey Meyers
A very enjoyable western, with Wayne in his usual top form, and Kirk Douglas with an on-screen charisma that is able to match the Duke. Definitely worth… More
Cassandra Maples
This is a "caper" film, about what would be a heist in other circumstances. Since the ethics of the perpetrators are those which should have made the… More
Jonny Crumley
Great Western. The Duke seeks revenge on a ruthless mine owner who had him framed and sent to prison. He plans to do so by stealing his gold. The War Wagon is… More