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Bob Mondello Review: 'The Alamo'

The Alamo, starring Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton, was supposed to open last December, but problems with cast and producers delayed it for a spring release. Bob Mondello reviews the historical epic, which opens in theaters Friday.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.