Ride in the Whirlwind is a 1966 western starring Jack Nicholson, Millie Perkins, Cameron Mitchell, and Harry Dean Stanton. This is a traditional western with a solid plot and good acting -all in all a very nice film. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Slant Magazine says, "Ride in the Whirlwind is unquestionably a great movie, with its direct performances, gorgeous imagery, literate, densely jargoned dialogue, and inventively bifurcated duel-siege structure." Criterion calls it "moody and tense". DVD Talk compares it to The Shooting which was jointly released with it by Criterion and says, "their unique charms and timeless appeal still make these unconventional Westerns accessible almost half a century later."
Roger Ebert calls it a must-see. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 100%.