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      The Train Robbers

      PG Released Feb 7, 1973 1h 32m Western List
      33% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 58% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings After the death of her husband, Mrs. Lowe (Ann-Margret) posts a $50,000 reward in return for help recovering her train-robber beau's hidden fortune, under the pretense of returning it. Lane (John Wayne) assembles a group of cowboys to head to Mexico with Mrs. Lowe, enticed by the reward money. As they cross into Mexico, however, they realize they're being followed, by both a posse of bandits and a single mysterious rider (Ricardo Montalban) with his own agenda. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The result is a movie that isolates the John Wayne mystique and surrounds it with the necessary simplicity and directness. Rated: 3/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com One of John Wayne's last films (he died in 1979) is also one of his weakest, a tired and tiresome Western for which he is way too old. Rated: C Mar 24, 2011 Full Review Walter Chaw Film Freak Central How can the author of this piece of shit be the same guy who wrote Seven Men From Now and Comanche Station? Rated: 0.5/4 Jan 6, 2010 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews This easy to take Western was hard for me to take. Rated: C+ Oct 1, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jun 18, 2005 Full Review Tony Mastroianni Cleveland Press The picture has a red herring or two and ends with the classic double cross. It's fun and as Westerns go rather pleasant and entertaining. Nov 20, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Aldo G John Wayne's long-time cinematographer, William H. Clothier, they worked on 22 films together, is the star of this picture as the story is sparse and the film was considered a "filler" by the studio, Warner Bros. But, If you like Westerns, you'll like Clothier's work. He puts the wide screen canvas to great use. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/19/23 Full Review Ron T This film brings together some of John Wayne's favorite costars telling an entertaining western story that's pure fun to watch. Friends plus a smarter than she looks Ann Margaret make you feel at home, Ricardo Montalban being mysterious, and a nameless faceless gang keep you guessing and remind us why we keep watching John Wayne movies. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/09/23 Full Review Shadowman4710 One of John Wayne's late entries into the Western genre and while it's not one of his best, it's not one of the worst either. The highlight of course is the scenery, both the spectacular Mexican countryside and a 30 year old Anne Margaret. Short on action, and long on sweeping shots, this as much of his later westerns is a commentary on getting older. Wayne was 20 years old for the role but he provides his usual gravitas and is well served by a very good supporting cast, particularly by Christopher George, Ben Johnson, and Rod Taylor. A big weak spot is the lack of a clear cut villain. The "Pall Bearers" are a nameless, faceless gang of pursuers whose motivations are pretty one note. Still, while not a great film, it's a must see for John Wayne fans. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/24 Full Review Audience Member The Duke and a strong supporting cast make this a fun western adventure. Like most of John Wayne's westerns it has a nice blend of action and humor. The scenery is great and that is not just referring to Ann-Margret. It has a rousing musical score by Dominic Frontieri. I also like the way it ends. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Saw this film once again from my youth, wish it were better but its just not that good a movie. Mostly boring talking, generic action, long shots of the desert. OK it nothing else is on and Ann-Margaret is in her prime. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This is an entertaining late western with lots of great lines from the Duke and the rest of the cast but it lacks character depth in the bad guys. The bad guys never speak and never show their faces. Still worth watching if you are a John Wayne fan. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After the death of her husband, Mrs. Lowe (Ann-Margret) posts a $50,000 reward in return for help recovering her train-robber beau's hidden fortune, under the pretense of returning it. Lane (John Wayne) assembles a group of cowboys to head to Mexico with Mrs. Lowe, enticed by the reward money. As they cross into Mexico, however, they realize they're being followed, by both a posse of bandits and a single mysterious rider (Ricardo Montalban) with his own agenda.
      Director
      Burt Kennedy
      Producer
      Michael Wayne
      Screenwriter
      Burt Kennedy
      Distributor
      Warner Bros.
      Production Co
      Batjac Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 7, 1973, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 19, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 32m
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