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El Dorado (1966)

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Minor returns on some Howard Hawks and Robert Mitchum completism. John Wayne leads in what is apparently a remake of Hawks's Rio Bravo, also starring Wayne. A Western where the two stars defend a family from having their water rights thieved by some bad people. It has its moments but doesn't really go anywhere. James Caan plays a newbie to the seasoned old hands, refusing to be condescended to by anyone.

Roger Ebert: three-and-a-half stars and a dig at Pauline Kael.