Overall Rank: 3274
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 32
Theatrical Release Date: 03/21/1967
Genre: Action, Western
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Martin Ritt
Actors: Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento, Margaret Blye, Val Avery
Plot: A white boy, raised by Apaches, goes out into the real world and finds a purpose in defending a stagecoach from an ambush by a gang of thugs.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 03/23/2017
A great movie that works as a re-imagining of "Stagecoach" but with a social conscience. It's made better by the fact that the characters are not completely black or white stock types. Except for the villain (played by Richard Boone) who is a bit more crude and vicious than what is typical for the genre. Paul Newman is excellent as the coolheaded protagonist and aided by a good cast.
dukeakasmudge - wrote on 08/16/2011
I like Paul Newman & I like Westerns so I expected to like Hombre more then I did but I didnt.I really didnt get interested until the final scenes.If your in the mood for a western & its on TV then watch it
sapien - wrote on 01/31/2009
Ahhhhhhh, yes, the old "white-guy-turned-American-Indian" thing again. We all know the story-line. And, we all love it! C'mon! You know you do! Well, I'm no different. This is a great movie. However, it would've been much better had the message about rape been a better one.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 01/31/2012
Paul Newman plays a horse trader raised by the Apache who finds himself the protector of a group of travelers when they are ambushed by outlaws. Obviously another variation on the Stagecoach theme, Hombre instead casts the "Indian" as the anti-hero and the white men as the villains. This switch-around forms the basis of the story as the main topic is that of racism; the steely-eyed Newman is initially shunned and vilified because of his native American heritage but finds himself emotionally blackmailed into becoming their saviour as soon as they need his help. Newman is extremely charismatic as the enigmatic frontiersman, the irony being that the actions the whites see as "savage" are in fact born of the cold logic of a lifetime struggling for survival. The white characters are shown as …
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