I'm no expert on the genre of Spaghetti Westerns, but this ranks, I feel, as an excellent example. The cinematography is absolutely brilliant-bleak, stark, and quite stunning- a true visual delight.
Jean Louis Trintignant and Klaus Kinski are superb in their respective roles of a mute gunfighter who stands up for what's right and the sadistic bounty hunter he goes up against.
Another highlight to the film is Ennio Morricone's score. It's not as good as the scores he did for Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns, but it's still pretty awesome.
I liked how the film didn't pull punches with the content, especially the ending, and give it props for having an interracial love scene in an era where that was still something very uncommon and bold.
All in all, this is a very off-beat and different film, even for a Spaghetti Western. Go check it out.