|release date:||April 9, 2004|
Tuesday September 28, 2004 (dvd)
|running time:||135 min.|
|director:||John Lee Hancock |
|producer(s):||Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Mark Johnson |
|screenplay:||Leslie Bohem, John Sayles, John Lee Hancock|
|cast:||Dennis Quaid, Jason Patric, Billy Bob Thornton, Emilio Echevarría, Marc Blucas, Patrick Wilson |
|Current Tribute rating: Rate Movie User Reviews|
The Alamo Movie Synopsis
Where myth meets history... where legend meets reality... the roads cross at San Antonio de Bexar and the small, ruined mission there: The Alamo. In the spring of 1836, nearly 200 Texans -- men of all races who believed in the future of Texas -- held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ruler of Mexico and commander of its forces. Led by three men -- the young, brash Col. William Travis; the violent, passionate James Bowie; and the larger-than-life living legend David Crockett -- the Texans and their deeds at the Alamo would pass into history as General Sam Houston's rallying cry for Texas independence and into legend for their symbolic significance.
I found it a fascinating movie which was, in my opinion, historically sound and showed a balanced view of both sides of the war. The photography was at times stunning, and the action scenes were exciting but not too graphic.
Although a lifelong fan of his, this picture puts John Waynes version into the comic books.
I am a life long film goer and thought this film was great.
The best version I've seen so far !
I thought it was very well done. Would love to see a directors cut.