Shane Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 557

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 131

Theatrical Release Date: 04/24/1953

Language: English

Genre: Western

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: George Stevens

Actors: Alan Ladd, Van Heflin, Jean Arthur, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Brandon De Wilde

Plot: A known gunfighter tries to calm himself down by locating to a small family plot when he is tempted to go back to his old ways by the way he is treated a the local town.

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Rating of
3.5/4

SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018

A western big in importance, big enough to be known and appreciated. Shane is a story about love, perseverance and partnership. 90/100

Rating of
2/4

Snoogans - wrote on 06/13/2014

Shane is an interesting, somewhat ambiguous, do-gooder. It has a good beginning and ending, but the middle is muddled with a needlessly drawn out situation between bland cowboys of opposing force. The instal conflict lacks any tension or investment due to the characters. Two elongated fist fights and a brief climactic quick-draw are the best bits. And I found that kid annoying often. Not worthy of the praise.

Rating of
2.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/06/2011

I think that Shane makes a compelling hero and the ending is appropriately ambiguous, but, the majority of the movie is too cookie cutter to be that interesting of a Western. The villains are simply bad and Shane is white as snow and that doesn't make for interesting interactions.

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