Reviews by wendylv
A western without glamour
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Great performances all around in this movie which shows the pointlessness of violence.
great classic movie!
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If you don't cry during "Old Yeller", your heart must be made of cold, black tar. Wonderful movie.
Great historical fiction
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My book club picked this book and I did not want to start a depressing book full of atrocities that actually happened to real people. But I started it and was quickly drawn in by the complex characters and mysteries within the plot. I loved the author's use of flashbacks to normal times which provided a great contrast to remind you how truly awful the camps were. The themes of love, hope, and forgiveness weave through the story and carry the reader through the horrific realities people suffered. Outstanding book.
OK
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Maybe I missed something, but I wouldn't put this movie in a top 10 westerns list. The plot is a little plodding and John Wayne isn't really capable of communicating nuances of his character. Good performance by Natalie Wood.
Ok
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Felt a little schmaltzy and maudlin. Characters were a bit cardboardy.