Stagecoach 1939

Critics score:
100 / 100

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Frank S. Nugent, New York Times: John Ford has swept aside ten years of artifice and talkie compromise and has made a motion picture that sings a song of camera. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Its virtues remain intact. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Seen today, Stagecoach may not seem very original. That's because it influenced countless later movies in which a mixed bag of characters are thrown together by chance and forced to survive an ordeal. Read more

Time Out: Impossible to overstate the influence of Ford's magnificent film, generally considered to be the first modern Western. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Directorially, production is John Ford in peak form, sustaining interest and suspense throughout, and presenting exceptional characterizations. Picture is a display of photographic grandeur. Read more