The Cowboys

1972 • 128 minutes
4.7
256 reviews
80%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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A veteren rancher risks everything when he recruits schoolboys to man a dangerous cattle drive. One of John Wayne's solid twilight hits, co-starring Bruce Dern and Colleen Dewhurst. Year: 1972 Director: Mark Rydell Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern MPAA Rating: PG (c) 1972 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.
Rating
PG
4.7
256 reviews
Russ T
July 25, 2016
A great story of Justice, perseverance and heartbreak. A few actors had their break out rolls in this film. The cowboys do a great job working with Wayne and vice versa. This is a classic which will go down in my book as one of John Wayne's best performances.
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Steven Moulton
March 18, 2016
This is easily one of the best westerns John Wayne features in. The lines are forever classic, and the acting is spot on. I have to give big credit to the cinematography and the score, those two coupled together really create the environment and draw the viewer into the great wonders and awe of the wild west. The story line is very original for a western and is expertly written. One of the greatest western films ever produced.
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Tom Dickinson
July 6, 2021
It was a really a good movie anything that John Wayne does is alright with me he's a good actor in all his western movies he knows his lines real well thank you l have seen all your western movies so far
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