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December 6, 2015
Weak on the plot, but the documented killing of buffalo is horrific.
June 25, 2015
Great, thoughtful western.

Set in the 1880s, the story of a veteran buffalo hunter (played by Stewart Granger) who is tired of all the killing. Unfortunately he meets a man (played by Robert Taylor) who revels in killing. A clash is inevitable.

Not your average western, especially for one made in the 1950s. Tackles topics like racism and the treatment of indigenous Americans, environmental issues (mass killing of buffalo), sadism and obsession.

Quite dark for a western, especially towards the end when we see the effects of all the killing, waste and obsession on the characters' mental stability.

On top of all this, has the usual good western stuff - gunfights, barroom brawls and a bit of romance.

Great work from Stewart Granger and Robert Taylor in the lead roles.
½ July 16, 2013
Overlong, but a nice character drama about the waining days of buffalo hunting. The film takes place after all the great buffalo herds have been killed and a pair of hunters head out after that last great herd, one a veteran buffalo hunter who is tired of killing and the other one who likes it too much. Although filmed in the 1950s, director Richard Brooks imbues the film with a sensibility more akin to revisionist westerns of the 1970s than it does to it's 1950s peers, addressing issues of racism, ecology and the environment.
November 29, 2012
ok western that still is disturbing (2 me) 2 watch them slaughter all those buffalo jesus from 60 million to 3,000!
½ December 22, 2011
one of the all time entertaining movies
½ March 15, 2009
It's like all your favorite Vietnam movies thrown into one, plus really crappy music and 80s style action sequences. But it does have good moments, and interesting story and good actors. Entertaining flick.
December 19, 2008
I got this on a recommendation and I rolled the dice: what I got was an Italian exploitation flick set in the Vietnam War. The attempts at realism and grittiness were damaged by the dated quality of the visuals and some silly scenes. The action scenes were very good though.
½ August 19, 2008
wat a classic movie this is a great little war movie u got to watch and expect to find this funny but it wouldnt of been half as good if bobby rhodes wasnt in it bobby u are the man the legend
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½ August 17, 2008
A italian made war movie starring David Warbeck and Tisa Farrow(of fulci zombie fame) comes this pretty violent and bloody war movie that rivals some of the best made in the 80's includeing Platoon, A group of soldiers heads behind enemy lines to destroy a radio station that is broadcasting propaganda to american troops they come across loads of enemy fighters along the way really worth a watch for anyone into war movies period more so ones that show the vietnam era of fighting.
½ July 7, 2008
Nice to see how italians make vietnam war movies. It has it's moments and could be interesting for genre fans.
½ February 3, 2008
An extremely violent and harrowing Vietnam War movie starring the late great David Warbeck who is on a mission deep in the heart of the jungle to search for and destroy a radio station that is broadcasting propaganda and urging US troops to stop fighting and return home. En route he has to encounter venomous snakes, deadly booby traps and unfriendly natives.
½ December 17, 2007
wasted twenty minutes on this shite
November 7, 2007
'The most horrific war movie ever made'? Come off it! It wasn't that bad. The worst bit was when that poor man's leg fell off in the boat.
November 1, 2007
David Warbeck är snygg och tuff, Tisa Farrow är mjuk och rädd, John Steiner är knäpp som vanligt
October 15, 2007
Margheriti vietnam film with David Warbeck! Incredible. Wacky and violent.
July 11, 2007
The Last Hunter is an Italian-produced Vietnam movie directed by Antonio Margheriti and starring David Warbeck. The only thing more you could ask for in a movie is coherent plot and editing and maybe competent cinematography, which apparently Margheriti and company thought were incosequential aspects of filmmaking. Many of the "action" scenes are composed of spliced-in archive footage. Also, I'm not sure how this film looked on the big screen, but the pan-and-scan framing on the Vestron tape is so tight it is practically nausea-inducing. I admit that the tight framing lends itself in the depiction of some of the seedy locales, particularly the bar scene near the beginning in which the close-ups of David Warbecks sweaty countenance leaves you feeling like you need a shower. Even with all of its flaws, The Last Hunter is oddly endearing. Perhaps the finest scene of the movie is one in which Seargeant George Washington (Tony King), after having his leg completely severed, screams at the top of his lungs, "My leeeeeg!!!" Exploitation or scathing commentary on the conflict in Vietnam? You be the judge.
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