Once Upon a Time in the West - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Once Upon a Time in the West Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The movie stretches on for nearly three hours, with intermission, and provides two false alarms before it finally ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Mirasol
Movie Mezzanine
August 7, 2014
Once Upon a Time in the West is the mythic Western; an ode to the end of its era.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013
Gunslingers, one-road towns, horse and buggies... Once Upon a Time in the West has them all, and spread across a sprawling near three hour running time that is as punishing on the ol' rickety knees as it is rewarding to the eyes.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
August 12, 2009
Sergio Leone loaded up for another Spaghetti Western and shot out his magnum opus with this follow-up to the Dollars trilogy. Charles Bronson stars as an ominous stranger known only as Harmonica -- on the account of that instrument being the only other th
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 2, 2003
Sergio Leone made a fistful of great films, but none better than 1968's ode to the fading American frontier, Once Upon a Time in the West.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 2, 2011
One of the pinnacles of world cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 20, 2007
What fun.
| Original Score: 5/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
July 28, 2009
Sergio Leone's masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 7, 2005
The 165-minute feature doesn't always make perfect sense, but it's a thrill to just sit back and enjoy the scenery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
July 24, 2009
Leone's film, authentic yet hyper-stylised, complete with the coolest cowboy fashion (gunslingers in long coats has never been bettered), mainstreet shootouts and raw, memorable characters, is a tough, leathery sundried masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 16, 2003
When West is jumping, it's impossible to turn away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Edward Porter
Times [UK]
July 28, 2009
These days, cartoonish, genre-pastiching movies are everywhere, but Leone's films in this vein are still more enjoyable than most.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
July 24, 2009
Sergio Leone's frontier parable is a landmark in Westerns, and features not only one of the greatest opening sequences ever made, but also the best use of a harmonica in cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
July 24, 2009
'Once Upon a Time...' now looks like an over-cooked mess of style, metaphor and reference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
I'm still in awe.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 9, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 26, 2004
Visualmente espetacular, este clássico cerca a bela Cardinale de atores fantásticos, que duelam não apenas com suas armas, mas também com suas ótimas performances.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Variety
June 6, 2008
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