Film Duel is our written review format in which Benn and James each review a film, and then comment on each others’ reviews to give a proper balance and really fill out the commentary as well as possible. This week we take on Rio Bravo, a traditional western as done by the legendary Howard Hawks. It’s got four rather classic stars in it, including the requisite John Wayne. What do the guys think of this “influential” classic? Read on, good sirs and madams, read on.
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Written by: Jules Furthman and Leigh Bracket
Starring: John Wayne and Dean Martin
Benn and James’ reviews and rebuttals follow after the jump. Continue reading