The Wild Bunch Reviews

February 21, 2018
Underneath the movie, which is set on the eve of World War I, there's an elegiac plangency that stays with you long after the shocks have worn off...The Wild Bunch still won't go down easy.
March 28, 2016
It's a traumatic poem of violence, with imagery as ambivalent as Goya's.
April 29, 2013
Arguably the strongest Hollywood movie of the 1960s -- a western that galvanizes the clichés of its dying genre with a shocking jolt of delirious carnage.
April 29, 2013
In an era when body-count films mirror the mounting body count offscreen, The Wild Bunch dissects death rather than glorifying it.
April 29, 2013
The Wild Bunch is an American masterpiece, one of the greatest films ever produced in the Hollywood system.
April 29, 2013
It is certainly one of the best westerns ever made, and the best film of any kind to come out in 1969.
April 29, 2013
It's a towering achievement that grows more riveting and resonant with the years.
Top Critic
April 29, 2013
The Wild Bunch is Peckinpah's most complex inquiry into the metamorphosis of man into myth. Not incidentally, it is also a raucous, violent, powerful feat of American film making.
June 26, 2007
Film at 145 minutes is far over-length, and should be tightened extensively, particularly in first half.
June 26, 2007
The on-screen carnage established a new level in American movies, but few of the films that followed in its wake could duplicate Peckinpah's depth of feeling.