Wild Rovers (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Wild Rovers (1971)



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In this film, William Holden and Ryan O'Neal play a couple of shiftless ranch hands who impulsively decide to rob a bank. They make off with the money but also incur the wrath of their former boss, who sends his two sons out to bring them back, preferably dead.

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Ryan O'Neal
as Frank Post
Karl Malden
as Walt Buckman
Lynn Carlin
as Sada Billings
Tom Skerritt
as John Buckman
Joe Don Baker
as Paul Buckman
James Olson
as Joe Billings
Leora Dana
as Nell Buckman
Victor French
as Sheriff Bill Jackson
Sam Gilman
as Hansen
Jack Garner
as Cap Swilling
Caitlin Wyles
as Ross' Girl
Mary Jackson
as Sada's Mother
Ed Bakey
as Gambler
Ted Gehring
as Benson Sheriff
Alan Carney
as Palace Bartender
Ed Long
as Cassidy
Bob Beck
as Bathhouse Attendent
Geoffrey Edwards
as Attendent's Son
Studs Tanney
as Piano Player
Bruno Ve Sota
as Cantina Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Wild Rovers

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

Bodine and Post exult in the transcendent wonder of the vast landscape and revel in the illusory joys of their outlaw freedom; their solitude and boredom on long rides through uninhabited country drive them to delusion and destruction.

October 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The mood is broken regularly with pratfall humor, also some dehumanizing slow-motion ballets of death.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

A beautiful, dumb cowboy movie about two beautiful, dumb cowboys.

June 26, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Marvellous performances and elegiac photography (by Philip Lathrop) are well complemented by Edwards' unusually light touch.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…

A film that is more compelling as the work of a specific director (whose thoughts have here turned west) than as an isolated entertainment, as an end in itself.

May 9, 2005

It shows much of Edwards's craft, but the soul is strangely missing.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wild Rovers

Wild Rovers seemed to start off slow & just stayed there.The 1st western ever where I couldnt sit through the whole thing

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