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Joe Kidd

Joe Kidd (1972)

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In John Sturges'sAmericanized version of Sergio Leone's Man-With-No-Name films, Clint Eastwood is Joe Kidd, a cryptic stranger who arrives in the New Mexican town of Sinola, where Mexican bandito/revolutionary Luis Chama (John Saxon) has organized a peasant revolt against the local landowners, who are throwing the poor off land that rightfully belongs to them. When a posse -- financed by wealthy landowner Frank Harlan (Robert Duvall) -- is formed to capture Luis, Kidd is invited to join but

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Western, Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics

Elmore Leonard

Aug 18, 1998

Universal Studios

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It's lesser Eastwood (and Leonard and Sturges), but it's impossible to squash the spirit of the work, which carries the film far enough to satisfy basic needs from the genre, making it a lark, but a convincing one.

April 20, 2014 Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com
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It's still a prime example of a good, sturdy bread-and-butter Western.

May 1, 2009 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Entertaining but senseless.

November 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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John Sturges's version of Sergio Leone's 'Man-With-No-Name' films is a big lazy disappointment. Maybe casting Clint Eastwood in the title role was a mistake, probably not as far as box-office takings go but in casting him there was always going to be comparisons to Leone's far superior Spaghetti western trilogy. It's your typical Eastwood western, and when I say typical I mean that most of Eastwood's westerns are bog standard and overrated, Joe Kidd being a good example of that. It's part A Fistfull of Dollars, part Dirty Harry without being as good as either. It's other mistake is that it doesn't know what it wants to be. The Mexican is the alternative Red Indian and while we are asked to sympathies with them, they are still somewhat the bad guys. The other bad guys are the Americans, who some will see as good guys being bad and our leading man is the good guy but is still 'bad' all the same. Westerns are either Liberal or Republican, you just can't have it both ways.

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April 23, 2014
SirPant

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Ordinary western has good actors and nice scenery but nothing you have seen many times before. Still if you like Clint and westerns this will work fine for you.
March 14, 2010
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jay nixon

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No, it's not one of the best westerns ever made, but it's really fun. Clint Eastwood gives a great performance and really plays a different western hero than usual. It's also sort've odd to see Robert Duvall as such a scumbag. It's got a really great style that makes up for the uneven plot.
February 8, 2010
ythelastman89

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Bizarrely sloppy by-the-numbers Clint Eastwood western, particularly considering the talent involved. There seems to be little logic involved in any of it; only Clints charisma and the loosely associated bouts of screen violence demand attention; the "plot" is inconsequential.
December 25, 2006
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