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

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Critic Consensus: 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.


Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: R
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Sergio Leone, Fulvio Morsella, Luciano Vincenzoni
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 28, 1998
Runtime:
MGM Home Entertainment

Cast


as Col. Douglas Mortime...

as The Old Man

as Indio's Gang

as Indio's Gang

as Hunchback

as Old Man

as Hotel Manager's Wife

as Indio's Gang

as Indio's Gang

as Tucumcari station cl...

as Manuel, Member of In...

as Sancho Perez, Member...

as Calloway's beautiful...

as Santa Cruz telegraph...

as Train Conductor

as Tomaso, Indio's Trai...

as Tucumcari sheriff

as Slim, Member of Indi...
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Critic Reviews for For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più)

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (5)

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

Full Review… | August 13, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A hard-hitting western with upper-case values out of the busy Italo stable, this is a topnotch action entry.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
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.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 13, 2012
Film4

Audience Reviews for For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più)

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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.

garyX
xGary Xx

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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.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

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