Hombre

Follow
Released 1967

USER EDITOR

orswel

 

8.0
out of 10
User Rating
1 votes

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Write A Review

Movie Summary

Director:
Martin Ritt
Released:
1967
Rating:
R

John Russell (Paul Newman) is a white man raised by Native Americans; although he endured a harsh and painful upbringing on an Arizona Indian reservation, he later found that he preferred Indian life to the home of his father, and returned to his adoptive tribe. When that father dies, Russell inherits a rooming house in a nearby town, which he arranges to sell in order to buy some horses. He sets out on a stagecoach to get the horses, immediately encountering the racism of his fellow passengers, who include an arrogant and crooked Indian agent who has embezzled Indian funds; another passenger is the villainous Cicero Grimes, who plans to rob the agent with the help of a gang waiting for him along the trail. Only Russell has the expertise to retrieve the money and save the passengers from the gang - but will he do this?

Trailer

Metacritic Score

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Ritt directs with a steady hand, and the dialog by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Flank bears listening to. It's intelligent, and has a certain grace as well.

  • 80

    Time Out London

    One of Ritt's best films, with fine performances all round, impressive Death Valley locations, and superlative camerawork from James Wong Howe.

  • 80

    The New York Times Bosley Crowther

    Hombre seems constantly meaning to have something vital to say, maybe about racial antagonisms, that it can't quite sputter out because it has so much to do. But in the doing of it...

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More Info About This Movie

Themes

Social Issues, Classics, Military & War