“ Still, I rather liked it when it was first released, and still find it entertaining because of its three stars.
“ Aside from being pretty ordinary and predictable, the film did have a few pluses.
“ While entertaining and enjoyable for its high production values it is uneven with a slightly shifting tone throughout - sometimes bleak and harsh, sometimes comedic and rejoicing.
“ That aside, it was worth watching for the cast alone.
“Robert Mitchum is the trail guide and of the three stars he looks the most bored.
“ 98% numbing boredom, 2% unintentionally hilarious fun .
“ The trio of stars compensate for an otherwise cliche-ridden journey .
“ the boredom i got out of watching this film was so immense i literally fell asleep for real!
“ the way west is so boring and dreary that it should be banned !!
“ Many of the wide screen vistas are stunning and make the movie worth seeing, just for them alone.
“"The Way West" is a fairly entertaining if conventional movie.
“ Douglas, Widmark and Mitchum look as though they're bored, and there's nary an inspired scene amongst them.
“ Then there's a cliche-ridden script filled with plots and subplots leftover from a dozen daytime soaps.
“ Here is a panoramic view of the American West, concerning on the dangers, hazards, travels and tribulations of pioneers set against the background of breathtaking landscapes and risked deeds, including Indians attack and one deeply cliff.
“boredom is one word to sum it all up.