- Director: John Lee Hancock
- Genre(s): Drama, History, War, Western
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Though its plodding pace brings it down in some parts, it is a well crafted story that gives a Human dimension to the defenders of the Alamo, portraying them as people, rather than the larger than life legends that have since permeated history. It is very, very well acted all round, there is not a performance that stands out as bad for me. The build up to the final battle is well handled by giving a sense that the defenders may yet prevail - even though we know in the back of our minds they're all going to die, as we saw it in the first scene. "The Alamo" is beautifully shot and edited, and the soundtrack is stunning. The only bad things I found in the film were its pace, and the handling of the slave characters. The issue that the Texans were slaveholders and the Mexicans weren't seems to be washed over.… Expand
Louis'sbrother6Very good historical background, but needs more action.
PatS.1Worthless and weak, needed the original director (Ron Howard) and his cast of Gibson as Crockett and Crowe as Houston. To hell with"authenticity"-- vigor, gusto and glorious storytelling is what the real heroes (and audiences) deserve once and for all.… Expand