The Searchers (1956)

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The story that sweeps from the great Southwest to the Canadian border in VistaVision.

Directed By John Ford Starring John Wayne  •  Jeffery Hunter  •  Vera Miles  •  Natalie Wood  •  Ward Bond Genres Epic  •  Revisionist Western  •  Western Studios &
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National Film Registry  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  2012 TCM Fest  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition  •  Quentin Tarantino's Cinematic Influences  •  VistaVision  •  Time Out: London's 50 Greatest Westerns  •  BBC's 100 Greatest American Films  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays  •  The Cinemaholic's 100 Best Movies of All Time
Release Info March 13, 1956
Color  •  119 minutes NR Rated NR
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Celldweller7

Celldweller7 on 1/6/2017 Reply  · 

Considered to be the best western by many. I don't know that I have an opinion on that, but The Seachers does tackle some serious topics and Ford's camera work here is about as beautiful as it gets.

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JacobPLikesMusic

JacobPLikesMusic on 11/15/2017 Reply  · 

One of the worst movies I've ever seen. Racist as fuck, and starring the most overrated actor of all time.

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nine1hilario

nine1hilario on 12/7/2018 Reply  · 

Critics are trying to save the film by selecting to the lists and talking about its influence. This is disgusting. The film is so good on technical levels but has a mediocre script and its racist as fuck. Overreading does not change the reality of the film.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 4/11/2019 Reply  · 

Pretty standard western here. A nice watch to pass the time but it is pretty dull and, yeah, it's an understatement saying aspects of the film hasn't aged the best.

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