The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ★★★★

A really solid film here. John Ford once again demonstrates his natural ability to make good western movies. The plot is great and keeps the movie especially engaging. Overall it’s a fun ride with Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne. The few things wrong with the film mainly surround the final half hour. I didn’t love how contrasted the final half hour was from the rest of the film, it felt sorta out of place, even if it was necessary to the plot. The film did take a little bit to get started but once it did, it really didn’t let up until the final half hour. Just a fun western right here and contrasts the styles of Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne perfectly.