Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

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Directed By Sergio Leone Sergio Leone Starring Charles Bronson Charles Bronson  •  Gabriele Ferzetti Gabriele Ferzetti  •  Henry Fonda Henry Fonda  •  Claudia Cardinale Claudia Cardinale  •  Jason Robards Jason Robards Genres Ensemble Film  •  Epic  •  Revenge Film  •  Revisionist Western  •  Spaghetti Western  •  Western Studios &
National Film Registry  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  Quentin Tarantino's Cinematic Influences  •  Time Out: London's 50 Greatest Westerns  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Action Movies  •  Slant Magazine's 100 Essential Films  •  The Cinemaholic's 100 Best Movies of All Time
Other Titles C'era una volta il West [Italy] Release Info 1968-12-21T00:00:00Z December 21, 1968
Color  •  165 minutes PG13 Rated PG13
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Ufhamlet on 3/10/2013 Reply  · 

Leone puts on a clinic on how to tell a moderately interesting, 90-minute story by way of a 165-minute slog. Staring at Cardinale is the only enjoyable distraction, and even her overdone portrait shots get tiresome. An overrated film in an overrated genre.

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Caesar on 9/13/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, this film is way longer than it needed to be. A good western, but not a great one.

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Linzeda on 2/7/2014 Reply  · 

Watched it for the first time, it didn't quite live up to the hype, but I'm glad I saw it. Lovely score. Although, it would have been nice to have at least one more track included in the movie. I found myself wishing that just a little more things could have happened between the characters. Like, all their story's were half-told, then ended. Although, I really loved the flashback sequence in the ending, that was my favorite scene by far.

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JC13 on 2/14/2014 Reply  · 

One of the most perfect films ever made. Everything from Leone's direction, Morricone's score, the stunning cinematography, the script, all the way down to the performances by Bronson, Cardinale, Robards, Fonda, and Ferzetti are flawless. The pinnacle of all Westerns.

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eaglesflyhigh on 8/7/2015 Reply  · 

Exactly, I couldn't agree more. Every scene starting from that awesome opening is just legendary and is enhanced by Morricone's remarkable score.

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Nononsense on 11/8/2014 Reply  · 

Far as I'm concerned, this is the second best western of all time behind GBU. Such an epic story told in grandiose fashion. The dialogue was great. The cinematography was wonderful. And that score... my goodness.

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lyconthrope on 12/19/2020 Reply  · 

The ultimate top contender to the good, bad and ugly. Scenes are slower paced here but they give suspense all the way to the end. Another fantastic work by Sergio Leone.

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K1ik0o4r7ules on 12/8/2022 Reply  · 

On the same level as The good the bad and the ugly IMO.

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K1ik0o4r7ules on Jan 11 Reply  · 

The greatest western of all time!

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