“ 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.
“ the way west is so boring and dreary that it should be banned !!
“ 98% numbing boredom, 2% unintentionally hilarious fun .
“ 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.
“ the boredom i got out of watching this film was so immense i literally fell asleep for real!
“boredom is one word to sum it all up.
“ Many of the wide screen vistas are stunning and make the movie worth seeing, just for them alone.
“ That aside, it was worth watching for the cast alone.
“ Still, I rather liked it when it was first released, and still find it entertaining because of its three stars.
“ The trio of stars compensate for an otherwise cliche-ridden journey .
“ Aside from being pretty ordinary and predictable, the film did have a few pluses.
“"The Way West" is a fairly entertaining if conventional movie.
“Robert Mitchum is the trail guide and of the three stars he looks the most bored.
“ 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.