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New York Times:
A marvelously rambling frontier fable packed with extraordinary incidents, amazing encounters, noble characters, and virtuous rewards.
By growing old disgracefully as the fat, swaggering Rooster Cogburn, Wayne proves he can act -- and solves his own senior-citizen problem in one master stroke.
Lazily directed by Hathaway, it's pleasant enough, if rather too self-consciously coy.
It's mostly Wayne all the way. He towers over everything in the film.