• The Alamo (2004)

The Alamo

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: September 28th, 2004

PG-13 |2 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

In 1836 Gen. Sam Houston (Dennis Quaid) organizes a rebel army to liberate Texas from the brutal rule of Mexican dictator General Santa Anna (Emilio Echevarría). Though vastly outnumbered, Gen. Houston's volunteer army includes such folkloric figures as Jim Bowie (Jason Patric) and Davy Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton). As Santa Anna's forces advance on San Antonio, the legendary general and his men prepare for a final heroic standoff at a battle-worn mission called the Alamo.

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric, Patrick Wilson, Jordi Mollà, Emilio Echevarría, Marc Blucas, Leon Rippy

Director: John Lee Hancock

Genres: Historical drama , War

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Imagine Entertainment

Keywords: Brash, Transformation, Sacrifice, Quest, Spirited

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    Alamo buffs will be delighted, and everyone else will be treated to something that feels like Old Hollywood crossed with new sensibilities. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A respectable and at times an exciting film that should appeal to males of all ages, history buffs and -- yes, it's inevitable -- patriots. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It somehow succeeds in taking those pop-culture brand names like Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie and giving them human form. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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