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Comes a Horseman (1978)




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An evil cattle baron (Jason Robards) butts heads with a rival rancher (Jane Fonda) who won't let him steal the oil-filled land surrounding both of their ranches. Fortunately, she has the help of a war veteran (James Caan) and another old-timer (Richard Farnsworth).

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James Caan
as Frank 'Buck' Athearn
Jane Fonda
as Ella Connors
Jason Robards
as Jacob 'J.W.' Ewing
George Grizzard
as Neil Atkinson
Jim Davis
as Julie Blocker
Mark Harmon
as Billy Joe Meynert
Basil Hoffman
as George Bascomb
James Kline
as Ralph Cole
James Keach
as Emil Kroegh
Clifford A. Pellow
as Cattle Buyer
Cliff Pellow
as Cattle Buyer
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Critic Reviews for Comes a Horseman

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

No reason old formulas can't be reworked. But director Alan J. Pakula maintains such a somber mood that the whole thing is a downer except for the stunning photography of Gordon Willis.

July 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Comes a Horseman is one of the most exciting and elliptical love stories that we have been given to think about in a very long time. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Moves in fits and starts, and the ending, while a stark reminder of the resilience of the American west, comes out of left field

June 4, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Pakula approaches the open spaces of the frontier to escape from urban claustrophobia and instead finds reflections of it

November 17, 2009 | Full Review…

A good-enough Western that I can only really recommend to genre fans, or people who have some particularly strong affection for one or another of the actors.

October 15, 2009 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Desperately tries to become monumental in the manner of a John Ford metaphorical Western.

January 22, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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