• 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: Sacrifice, Transformation, Spirited, Quest, Brash

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A misshapen semi-spectacle that seems to be simulating an epic, and getting away with it only occasionally.

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Except for a handful of scenes, Hancock's film isn't good enough to be memorable. Neither is it bad enough to be entirely forgettable. It's just one of those compromised movies that makes one look forward to the director's cut. 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

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