Time Out says
Day of the Outlaw
carries further (and further inward) the viciousness of The Indian Fighter
, with its claustrophobic tensions coiled tight in a snowbound township when the arrival of a murderous renegade cavalry unit interrupts Ryan's attempt to reclaim his woman and his land. The incisive bleakness of Philip Yordan
's script finds its perfect complement in the absurdist violence of De Toth's direction.