The Revengers (1972)

PG   |    |  Western

The Revengers (1972) Poster

When a rancher's family is massacred by a gang of outlaws, he assembles a mean team of convicts as his posse to pursue the killers.

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.



  • The Revengers (1972)
  • William Holden in The Revengers (1972)
  • William Holden and Ernest Borgnine in The Revengers (1972)
  • The Revengers (1972)
  • William Holden and Jorge Luke in The Revengers (1972)
  • William Holden and Susan Hayward in The Revengers (1972)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

21 February 2015 | Wizard-8
There have been much worse westerns, I guess...
As others here and elsewhere have noted, "The Revengers" is an obvious attempt to emulate "The Wild Bunch" and "The Dirty Dozen", from its casting William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, to the idea of hiring criminals to go on a dangerous mission. Though as derivative this movie is, it could all the same been a lot of fun in the right hands, but the movie ends up being kind of flat. One of the biggest problems with the movie is the direction by Daniel Mann. The movie is lacking grit and the necessary hard edge a revenge western really needs. Even the times when the bullets start to fly, the action mostly has a been there, done that feeling. (Though the climatic sequence does have some excitement.) But there are problems with the script as well. It doesn't script that many action moments, for one thing (it takes almost half the movie before the first true action scene comes.) The story also plods along with a lot of filler, such as the whole unnecessary sequence with Susan Hayward. While the movie never gets to the point of being boring, it is definitely lacking sufficient punch to entertain more than just die hard western fans. It's no surprise that it was a box office disappointment, though the then declining popularity of the western genre as a whole probably played a part as well.

Critic Reviews

More Like This

  • Wild Rovers

    Wild Rovers

  • The 7th Dawn

    The 7th Dawn

  • The Hunting Party

    The Hunting Party

  • The Devil's Brigade

    The Devil's Brigade

  • Alvarez Kelly

    Alvarez Kelly

  • The Proud and Profane

    The Proud and Profane

  • Toward the Unknown

    Toward the Unknown

  • Tennessee's Partner

    Tennessee's Partner

  • Ashanti


  • The Counterfeit Traitor

    The Counterfeit Traitor

  • The Indian Fighter

    The Indian Fighter

  • Fate Is the Hunter

    Fate Is the Hunter


Plot Summary




Release Date:

19 April 1973



Country of Origin

Mexico, USA

Filming Locations

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

TV & Film's Toughest Characters Ever

We throw down our picks for the toughest characters in TV and film history. Presented by NBC's "The Titan Games."

Watch our video

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to the Academy Awards, our coverage of the 2019 awards season, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on