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A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari) Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Call me a heathen, but this has never been one of my favorite spaghetti Westerns.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
April 13, 2018
[Clint] Eastwood may not have been technically gifted, but he had plenty of star quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Really little more than a series of loosely connected shoot-outs -- but, as Sergio Leone proved, there can be a lot of fun in that.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2010
What Leone does with this movie is boil the Western down to its very essence, removing all the extraneous parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 21, 2018
The climatic bloodbath of A Fistful of Dollars still stings because the film's swaggering braggadocio deliberately fails to prepare us for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 26, 2009
Very much an act of sardonic disrespect toward the genre, yet it's also a legitimate passion play
July 26, 2002
The first (and nearly the best) of Eastwood & Leone's spaghetti westerns.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
July 26, 2002
Sergio Leone turns the Western on its ear with this iconic updating of the samurai classic Yojimbo.
| Original Score: 5/5
May 23, 2018
Every genre-loving moviegoer should see at least once projected on a theater screen.
August 20, 2011
The moment where Sergio Leone, anonymous costume drama hack turned into Sergio Leone, keen stylist and poet of cruelty.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 5, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
December 14, 2010
Guns galore in intro "spaghetti Western" serving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 14, 2006
It's Leone's shortest and simplest film, but all of his hallmarks -- a masterly use of space within the widescreen frame, Ennio Morricone's unusual soundtrack music, plenty of silence -- are already in place.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 22, 2003
Eastwood absolutely defines the sullen spaghetti western anti-hero in Sergio Leone's slick and sleepy shoot 'em up saga that kicks up the right amont of dramatic dust.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2008
A clever film, shot with sophistication, which ... propelled Eastwood to international stardom.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2009
This is a hard-hitting item, ably directed, splendidly lensed, neatly acted, which has all the ingredients wanted by action fans and then some.
January 26, 2006
Though far less operatic and satisfying than Leone's later work, his first spaghetti Western with Eastwood still looks stylish, if a little rough at the edges.
April 21, 2002
The film is a no message one, but where violence is glorified by the hero who is as amoral as the villains.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 2, 2004
The first and one of the best of the spaghetti westerns
| Original Score: 5/5
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