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      El Dorado

      Released Jun 7, 1967 2h 6m Western List
      96% Tomatometer 25 Reviews 87% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Heartless tycoon Bart Jason (Edward Asner) hires a group of thugs to force the MacDonald family out of El Dorado so he can claim their land. J.P. Harrah, the town's sheriff, is too deep in the throes of alcoholism to help the family. When Harrah's friend, noble elder gunfighter Cole Thorton (John Wayne), learns of the predicament, he travels to El Dorado with his upstart friend, Mississippi (James Caan), to help Harrah clean up in time for a shootout against Jason's men. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Pauline Kael The New Republic El Dorado combines Wayne and Mitchum, both looking exhausted. The director, Howard Hawks, is also tired. Sep 19, 2023 Full Review Dave Kehr Chicago Reader A very funny, very moving work, graced by the cinema's cleanest, most classical style. Nov 20, 2017 Full Review Geoff Andrew Time Out A witty, exciting and deeply moving masterpiece. Nov 20, 2017 Full Review Sean Burns Crooked Marquee The movie is as comfy as a pair of old slippers. Feb 18, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Entertaining Wayne Western. Rated: 3/4 May 30, 2021 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Though it isn't the best of Hawks' actioners, it would be a shame to miss the teaming of the Duke and the unflinching, uncaring Mitchum. Rated: 6/10 Aug 24, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      S R Another lost flixster review! Grr Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/24 Full Review Rami A It's one of John Wayne's best westerns. It's got all what makes a good western. John Wayne and James Caan make great protagonists. If you enjoyed James Caan in The Godfather, then you'll enjoy him here too, despite this coming out before The Godfather. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/29/23 Full Review Nick F Engrossing and entertaining Western with predictable storyline yet, despite some slack direction from Howard Hawks, is still very engaging. John Wayne turns in his usual dominating performance as an ageing but still fast hired gun up against an old rival well portrayed by a sneeringly menacing Christopher George. Wayne has an unnecessary comedic pal in James Caan and veteran Robert Mitchum as a drunken sheriff, but this is always Wayne's movie. His charisma is, as usual, quite compelling Reviewed by Nick Fletcher. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/03/23 Full Review We Talk N Based on this, I can't say western is fully my thing, but there are some exceptions. This one felt really simple for its time and had a pretty easy going story. Sure this film maybe wasn't for me, but John Wayne's acting here made this entertaining to watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/03/23 Full Review Chris K One of my favorite westerns, grew up watching it with my dad and as a kid and I still watch it to this day Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/30/23 Full Review Kerry W 8/10. 80/100. | "Let's make some music". Love me some hangout films. Especially Westerns. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Heartless tycoon Bart Jason (Edward Asner) hires a group of thugs to force the MacDonald family out of El Dorado so he can claim their land. J.P. Harrah, the town's sheriff, is too deep in the throes of alcoholism to help the family. When Harrah's friend, noble elder gunfighter Cole Thorton (John Wayne), learns of the predicament, he travels to El Dorado with his upstart friend, Mississippi (James Caan), to help Harrah clean up in time for a shootout against Jason's men.
      Director
      Howard Hawks
      Producer
      Howard Hawks
      Screenwriter
      Leigh Brackett
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 7, 1967, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2011
      Runtime
      2h 6m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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