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 John Ford Starring John Wayne John Wayne  •  Jeffery Hunter Jeffery Hunter  •  Vera Miles Vera Miles  •  Natalie Wood Natalie Wood  •  Ward Bond 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 1956-03-13T00:00:00Z March 13, 1956
Color  •  119 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (8)

 
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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TommyDoyle2016

TommyDoyle2016 on 3/24/2020 Reply  · 

I don't want to start a fight or be disrespectful or anything, especially since you're someone which I'll say I really admire in this site, but... you're trying to avoid using the term "racism" here, right?

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TommyDoyle2016

TommyDoyle2016 on 2/21/2020 Reply  · 

Racist crap made by racist fucks. Fuck "John Wayne." He isn't even a good actor. This right here is probably one of the worst movies I saw in my life. There are a few people that the world would be better off have they never existed, from the bigger ones like Adolf Hitler and Mussolini to smaller, but still very stupid ones, like Donald Trump and John Wayne.

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dylanlmao

dylanlmao on Aug 20 Reply  · 

Ok libtard

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Rick_34_Blaine

Rick_34_Blaine on Sep 17 Reply  · 

Imagine don't liking this movie because of "racism", lmao. Nobody cares about your racial equality liberal nonsense.

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