High Noon Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 267

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 205

Theatrical Release Date: 07/24/1952

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/10/2008

Language: English

Genre: Western

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Actors: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Otto Kruger, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney Jr.

Plot: A sheriff finds that he is stuck in a town where his own people do not want to help him because of the dangerous enemy.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/11/2021

"High Noon" still sets itself apart from the traditional western. It unglorifies the violence and threats of lawlessness in the West while Gary Cooper gives a performance that is more man than myth.

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SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/21/2018

Gary Cooper as Will Kane provided much more influence than popular opinion allowed the world to admit. He plays the absolute macho type submerged in a dangerous environment of threats, a cold but sexy romance and put in a context in which he is still forced to be capable of realizing morality (what is good and what is wrong). High Noon, specifically, marks the beginning of a new era for westerns, including John Ford (you can see a big difference in substance and aim from Stagecoach [1936] to The Searchers [1956]) and the worshiped Sergio Leone. For that, this blast of a movie deserves its useless Academy Awards, its high regard and even more. 97/100

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Snoogans - wrote on 02/11/2013

Simple, straight-forward western that spends the first hour basically setting up it's climax. The whole idea of one man reclaiming his sheriff duties to singlehandedly defend his town, in one last final stand, is commendable. The final shoot-out is worth the wait.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/15/2013

This reviewer had high hopes for this popular western classic. Viewing several before this may have affected the rating since there were so much better in terms of pace, action and character development. Will Kane (Gary Cooper) gets married to Quaker Amy Fowler (Grace Kelly). The news of criminal Frank Miller (Ian MacDonald) comes to town. Cooper was sincere in the role and the build up for the antagonist and suspense were good. Wardrobe and score were wonderful. Unfortunately, that leads to the films weak-point since Frank wasn't ruthless when shown on screen and Grace Kelly under utilized. The conclusion felt rushed based and shoot-out lacks impact. Even the people in the town were uncooperative. Screenplay could have been tweaked to improve the film. Overall, High Noon maybe …

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A poor and overated western.

Ichabod Crane - wrote on 01/26/2009

High Noon fails to create the dread of this force that is coming. When it comes you are not afraid and it is all a bit easy. It is mainly about how everyone is deserting him, and some have very good reasons, and the church scene makes no sense and does not even resolve. No character is really fleshed out and every thing is really just jumbled together. The acting is actually a bit overrated all Gary Cooper does is look forewarned to whole time. I did like the opening theme a bit but that was all.

Oscar Win Best Actor Gary Cooper 2/5- People like this performance and I wish I did, but it just not work for me. He played it to silent actually I though so it seemed more like he just did not care what he was doing. Again an actor who just looks tired throughout. His performance fails to …

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