A well filmed spaghetti western with a surprisingly good and complex story. A must for lovers of this genre.
This was a good movie....slow moving but great acting & direction
Story sucked big time. slow,boring and acting poor.Very Disappointing.
What a movie,i love westersn but this great it maybe a little dates but it still stands on its on its one of the best Western movies i have seen, with a great cast from everyone. It may be a little to long but still saying that i just loved this movie. loved the shootouts but the story and directing is the best thing about this movie and makes this movie awesome.
A masterpiece with an outstanding cast. Henry Fonda is one of the most evil villains in movie history, and of course, Charles Bronson is there.
Years from now my son is going to rave about the new Tarantino and I'm going to encourage him to visit Pulp Fiction et al and when he finally does he may feel the same way I did upon discovering this.
Great entertainment, a classic cowboy movie for the western aficionado made by Sergio Leone.("A Fistful Of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" etc ).Sergio's stamp is everywhere in this movie. Besides directing it, he also co-wrote the story and the screenplay. An old associate, Enrico Morricone, supplies the music. Released in 1968, the movie was made on location in Spain and the USA. Interior shots were done in Leone's home town studios in Rome, Italy. The italian influence is everywhere; the 'spaghetti' western music, the elaborate costumes, the dramatic theatrical pauses, and the relieving moments of quick, topical humour such as one of the hero's exclaiming – " They wanna hang me .. the idiots....I'd kill anything, but never a kid. Be like killin' a priest !!..... Catholic priest - that is...." With lines like these and others, by the time the closing credits appeared, I was convinced that Leone's artistic aim was sardonic satire. A superb performance by Jack Elam, and a very determined fly, in the opening scenes also added to my amusement. For the opening sequence where three bad guys are waiting for the inevitable train, filmmakers lightly coated the craggy face of bad-guy Jack Elam with jam. They then began filming close-ups of Elam's very expressive and ugly face as a fly, released off-camera from a jar full of flies, would land on his cheek or nose and record Elam's attempts to blow the fly away with strong quick puffs. It is an absolute classic piece of 'candid-cowboy-camera' Other all-time great cowboy actors in this dit, and all turning in brilliant performances include Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Jason Robards and Woody Strode.
great, less action and more conveyed by expressions
I did'nt think it was so corny in the early 70's. Now outdated but still a classic spaghetti western despite a lack of story continuity and/or explanation in some parts. Ok if you love westerns.
I'm a Western ( and Spagetti Western) fan and as a result I liked this movie. The scenery is alone worth a look.
The old trains would attract a lot of interest from train buffs.
Not for everybody, but great as far as I'm concerned.
everything you would want in a western and the acting and directing were brilliant
Not for me.I found it slow,boring and not very interesting acting.May be o.k. for those with a great passion for any sort of Western.Disappointing.
this is a classic leone spagetti western with a fantastic cast henry fonda and charles bronson and jason robards
I have Once Upon a Time in America which I think is slightly better than this movie but excellent nonetheless.
I rated this movie at 5 but was considering 4 as Claudia Cardinale was done up with false eyelashes throughout the movie. Given she was a prostitute is is feasable she should arrive in that manner but Sergio Leone should have insisted she lose the glamour to suit her surroundings. Still a good movie. Little corny with Charles Bronson playing the mouth organ.