Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Hondo is a 1953 John Wayne Western. I could've sworn I had seen this one, but it didn't take me long to realize I hadn't. This is one in the must-see category of Westerns. It has an interesting view of the local native tribe; great characters that can be identified with; good acting/directing; on-location action sequences as well as smaller, more intimate scenes... Very enjoyable.


Images Journal has it on their list of 30 Great Westerns and they close their article with this:
Hondo is the most domestic of Wayne’s Westerns and director John Farrow brings out gently nuanced performances from the two leads.
Slant Magazine concludes, "Put your feet up, open a beer, and enjoy Al Bundy's all-time favorite movie." DVD Talk calls it "a terrific movie, and perhaps the perfect non- John Ford Wayne western". Time Out notes it was "John Wayne's favourite John Wayne movie." Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 86%.


  1. Anonymous11:59 AM

    If it's John Wayne's favorite John Wayne movie, it must be _my_ favorite John Wayne movie!
    --A Pal

    1. i'm not sure he's the best film critic, but i did like this one, too