The Wild Bunch Reviews
Whisky, women and adrenaline - the good times rolled until they rolled out of town and out of time.
These are themes which reappear in his work frequently, starting with The Ballad Of Cable Hogue and climaxing with The Wild Bunch, a final howl against the dying of the light. Watch this when young for the action and the beauty of slow motion death; watch it again three decades later for the full impact.
Saw this on 17/12/15
An above average Western which is extremely similar to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid but inferior to the same in all ways. The film is ultimately saved by it's liberal dose of violence as well as extensively innovative cinematographic techniques effectively used by Director Sam Peckinpah. The films band of bad ass characters all around are funny to watch, but the film fails due to poor character development, at times illogical situations, for example the finale, although beautifully shot is illogical as from what is shown it's impossible for the Wild Bunch to do such a sacrifice for one of them when all they have in mind is money and themselves. Additionally the film lacks powerful actors like Paul Newman or Robert Redford which makes it slight letdown.