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Based on 12 Reviews
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  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The movie still isn't great, but it's an important remonstration to that oldest of all studio-system curses: the producer who thinks he's more creative than the director. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    It's not a masterpiece, but its story of Civil War enemies banding together for battle against Indian warriors and French soldiers packs an occasional wallop. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Expanded, Major Dundee is still a mess of great scenes sprinkled among some fairly monotonous action. show more

  • 60
    TV Guide

    An offbeat and sometimes jumbled western adventure film. (Review of Original Release) show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    If you want to see the missing link between John Wayne's squint and Clint Eastwood's sneer, look no further than Charlton Heston in Major Dundee. show more

  • 58
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Sadly, it's still a plodding affair that's low on plausible character motivation and compelling action scenes, and it's still not much of a showcase for its star, Charlton Heston. show more

  • 80
    Stephen Hunter Washington Post

    What's important is that Major Dundee, not a great movie but a great star-driven, big budget 1965 studio western, is back in all its fractured glory and confidence. show more

  • 70
    Stephanie Zacharek

    As flawed as it is, Major Dundee maintains its dignity in the face of the injustices that were done to it. Ripped-up and ragtag, it still holds its head high. show more

  • 70
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    It's hard to imagine "The Wild Bunch" having the depth and grace it did without Peckinpah having this experience to draw on, and for that masterful film alone we're grateful to have Major Dundee back among the living again. show more

  • 50
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    What rescues Major Dundee in the end from its many conflicts and unresolved passions is Heston. show more

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