Ride With the Devil Synopsis
A soldier (Tobey Maguire) begins a romance with a widow (Jewel).
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The best movie I've seen this year.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie is longer and slower than necessary, but it explores interesting questions of wartime violence, personal integrity, and what it...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
At a time when new westerns are in short supply, Devil a sight for sore eyes.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
For fans of Westerns, the film may have particular appeal. Its period gear and garb and galloping horses are major attractions
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Brave enough to take up the war from the Southern point of view.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's one of the few films that persuades you that it went out to meet the war and bring it to us with verisimilitude.
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70

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Though Lee's movie is dripping with action and beautiful details, it's aimless and, eventually, tedious.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Jewel is more like an acting zircon because she just can't project, but at least she looks the part, and her novelty value isn't unwelcome.
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60

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A meditation on the racial and class conflicts at the heart of the American character.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Ang Lee's bloody but dramatically anemic depiction of the American Civil War as fought by boys without uniforms.
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