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For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più) (1965)

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94

Average Rating: 7.8/10
Reviews Counted: 34
Fresh: 32 | Rotten: 2

With Clint Eastwood in the lead, Ennio Morricone on the score, and Sergio Leone's stylish direction, For a Few Dollars More earns its recognition as a genre classic.

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Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 1

With Clint Eastwood in the lead, Ennio Morricone on the score, and Sergio Leone's stylish direction, For a Few Dollars More earns its recognition as a genre classic.

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This pulse-pounding follow-up to Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars brings back Clint Eastwood as the serape-clad, cigar-chewing "Man With No Name." Engaged in an ongoing battle with bounty hunter Col. Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), the Man joins forces with his enemy to capture homicidal bandit Indio (Gian Maria Volontè). Both the Eastwood and Van Cleef characters are given understandable motivations for their bloodletting tendencies, something that was lacking in A Fistful of Dollars. In

Jul 28, 1998

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Leone's artful editing of close-ups to communicate the characters' spatial relationships is always a pleasure.

August 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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A hard-hitting western with upper-case values out of the busy Italo stable, this is a topnotch action entry.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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A significant step forward from A Fistful of Dollars, with the usual terrific compositions, Morricone score, and taciturn performances, not to mention the ubiquitous flashback disease.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The fact that this film is constructed to endorse the exercise of murderers, to emphasize killer bravado and generate glee in frantic manifestations of death is, to my mind, a sharp indictment of it as so-called entertainment in this day.

New York Times
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Here is a gloriously greasy, sweaty, hairy, bloody and violent Western. It is delicious.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Lean, mean, atmospheric and blackly comic spaghetti western by the team who all but invented the genre, well deserving of its reputation as one of the era's very best.

August 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Doesn't have the narrative strength of the first in the trilogy but individual scenes are still brilliant and each ingredient in just perfect, cast, score, tone...

August 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Most fans pick The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly as the stand-out, but I really like this one best.

December 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

A tremendously good sequel, on top of being a tremendously good movie in and of itself - surely the best Italian Western at the time of its release.

August 20, 2011 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

More violence and Clint-itude in Italian Western.

December 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The parodical outline of Fistful of Dollars gains flesh and curves

January 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

He indulges in a certain sexually-charged imagery lifted straight from film noir

December 31, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinemania

Looser and more relaxed as well as more elaborate than Fistful, the film is best appreciated as a series of outrageous set-pieces.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

The amoral film should give the less hardy pause as to its relevance or worth or endorsement for vigilante justice.

July 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Every scene crackles with energy.

June 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

By introducing the character of Mortimer, Leone is able to counterpoint Eastwood's cold, amoral gunslinger with a man who has a past and a purpose.

August 29, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Another must-see Italian speghetti western.

June 13, 2005
MovieCrypt.com

Clint's spaghetti oater #2 has its stylistic, no-name moments.

May 31, 2005 | Comment (1)
Video-Reviewmaster.com

The best of the so-called Dollars Trilogy.

April 23, 2005 Full Review Source: Future Movies UK

The weak link in the "Dollars" trilogy, but still a good ride.

January 13, 2005 | Comments (4)
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Clint Eastwood, just as the spagetti western schtick was beginning to get old.

December 21, 2004 | Comments (6)
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Audience Reviews for For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più)

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August 25, 2013
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"The man with no name" returns in this sequel to A Fistful of dollars in which he forms an uneasy alliance with another bounty hunter to kill the head of an outlaw gang while they hatch a scheme to rob the most heavily guarded bank in the territory. For A Few Dollars More is not considered the best of the series by many, but I personally prefer it to the (damn good) original at least. It feels far more like a true Leone film, is better paced and boasts not one but three commanding presences in the form of Clint, Lee Van Cleef's steely eyed and clinical assassin, and Gian Maria Volonte's sinister bandit. The interplay between the three is fantastic and there are many classic Leone moments including his trademark framing of weathered, characterful faces against epic landscapes. There is more depth to the story as the heist and undercover elements involve layers of deceit and betrayal leading to an extremely atmospheric finale. Add to that Ennio Morricone's score which is once again wonderfully memorable and you have all the ingredients for an all time classic western.
June 14, 2013
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Though not as essential as its predecessor, For A Few Dollars more shows Leone's style evolving. Nice addition with Lee Van Cleef as well.
March 4, 2012
Graham Jones

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    1. The Man With No Name: I think you people need a new sheriff.
    – Submitted by Lucas M (12 months ago)
    1. El Indio: When the chimes end, pick up your gun. Go ahead and shoot me Colonel. Just try.
    – Submitted by Lucas M (12 months ago)
    1. Col. Douglas Mortimer: This train will stop in Tucumcari.
    – Submitted by Michael G (23 months ago)
    1. The Man With No Name: [counting reward sums of outlaws he just killed] Ten thousand... twelve thousand... fifteen... sixteen... seventeen... twenty-two. Twenty-two? [a cowboy comes from behind, Monco turns and shoots him dead] ...Twenty-seven.
    2. Col. Douglas Mortimer: Any trouble, boy?
    3. The Man With No Name: No, old man. Thought I was having trouble with my adding. It's all right now.
    – Submitted by Francis L (2 years ago)
    1. The Man With No Name: It's a small world.
    2. The Hunchback: Yes and very, very bad. Now, come on. You light another match.
    3. The Man With No Name: I generally smoke just after I eat. Why don't you come back in about ten minutes.
    4. The Hunchback: Ten minutes you'll be smokin' in hell!
    – Submitted by Facebook U (2 years ago)
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