How the West Was Won


Action / History / Western

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 15845


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John Wayne as Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Gregory Peck as Cleve Van Valen
Eli Wallach as Charlie Gant
James Stewart as Linus Rawlings
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2hr 44 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by xpat-55192 2 / 10

How the Viewer was Lost!

I first saw this movie when I was nearly 13 when it was released.

Then, I was disappointed and bored to distraction.

Now I am nearly 68 and I recently bought the special 3-DVD set to see if time had changed my opinion of this cavalcade of stars.

It had! It filled me with admiration for my earlier accurate assessment of it!

No "Dances with Wolves" or "Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee"; what should have been spectacular and historically accurate entertainment was a tedious, specious, disjointed mess.

Cons: A waste the of top acting talent of that time. Pros: Better used as an alternative to chemical sleeping inducements.

Reviewed by mike48128 10 / 10

Cinerama Showcased a Great Movie Adventure

At Disney Parks, some of the Epcot (and other) films surpasses even Cinerama as they are 360 Degree "scope". Cinerama was the closest thing to that way back, decades ago. I saw "How the West Was Won" in it's 70mm wide-screen version on the big screen, not in Cinerama. Even on the current and much improved video version, the seam lines show up occasionally, as do color timing errors from the 3 film strips. However, it's a vast improvement over it's initial release on DVD disc format. Also, the "seams" were less prominent in true "Cinerama" projection. Is it a great movie? I like some of the segments far better than others. The action sequences are the best and the three involving the raging rapids, the tumbling pioneer wagon, and runaway train-buffalo stampede are thrilling. The Civil War (Directed by John Ford) is disappointing. Jimmy Stewart's misadventure with Walter Brennan is my least favorite segment for several reasons including bad writing and story. Historically, it's pretty inaccurate, as correctly mentioned by many other reviewers. Also, the present day ending is a big let-down. They should have shot something in a national park wilderness area. I still give it a "10" due to the tremendous effort and nostalgic value. Are there too many cameos? Maybe. They truly just don't make movies like this anymore!

Reviewed by kz917-1 5 / 10

Three Hour (Misguided) Tour

Really, all these rave reviews?! Did I watch the same movie?

Apparently this was a grand spectacle at the time it was released. Twenty Four amazing actors and the filming of all the broad vistas were meant for the audience to ooh and ahh...

But the story, oh the story is a mish mosh of plot points that in the end don't add up. Yes the writers and directors manage to pull the film full circle revolving mostly around one family.

But ugh. Parts of the film were downright painful. Three to four different directors does not make for the most cohesive film!

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