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Navajo Joe (1965)





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This bloody spaghetti western (filmed entirely in Spain) tells the tale of how an Indian (Burt Reynolds), whose entire tribe was slain by Anglo outlaws, gets gruesome revenge upon them.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Western
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De Laurentiis Entertainment Group

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Burt Reynolds
as Navajo Joe
Aldo Sambrell
as Marvin "Vee" Duncan
Tanya Lopert
as Maria (saloon girl)
Nicoletta Machiavelli
as Estella (Mrs. Lynne's maid)
Aldo Sanbrell
as Mervyn 'Vee' Duncan - Bandit Leader
Fernando Rey
as Parson Rattigan
Lucia Modugno
as Geraldine
Alvaro de Luna
as Sancho Ramirez
Valeria Sabel
as Honor Blackwood Lynne
Mario Lanfranchi
as Mayor Jefferson Clay
Lucio Rosato
as Jeffrey Duncan
Cris Huerta
as El Gordo
Gianni Di Stolfo
as Sheriff Elmo Reagan
Angel Alvarez
as Oliver Blackwood
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Critic Reviews for Navajo Joe

All Critics (2)

Reynolds said it was the worst movie he ever made.

Full Review… | May 7, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Corbucci's withering view of the frontier

Full Review… | March 14, 2010

Audience Reviews for Navajo Joe

141230: A young Burt Reynolds (compared to how I've known him) stars in this spaghetti western. This would be what I call the typical Italian western of the 60s. Don't expect too much quality acting, even from Reynolds, but expect a lot of shooting and other violence. The story is weak, disjointed but flows enough to make some sense. This film is almost comical but I imagine it was not intended to be so. Reynolds starts off on some sort of revenge kick but then transitions into a gun for hire, leading a gang of scalp hunters-train robbers to a town without guns. Violence ensues with Reynolds talking on near insurmountable odds.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

Rather mediocre, although my expectations weren't that high. It's a very simple revenge story, with a few subplots. The subplots about the prostitutes helping out and the corrupt doctor are a little interesting, but the whole train robbery/money thing wasn't.. Very little characterization for the most part.: a short conversation between Joe and the townspeople that's pro-Native American, and a story that the villain says about how he was bullied when he was young. Both are rather jammed in the story, and beyond that the dialogue mostly serves to move the simple plot along. Luckily the action is good, with some interesting cinematography and editing, although it seems to lack tension as Joe silently dispatches the bad guys with such ease most of the time. Finally, the Morricone score is easily the best part, and the music is far more epic than what's happening on screen. Overall decent, but one of the worst Spaghetti Westerns I've seen so far (out of about 13 right now).

Andrew Kern
Andrew Kern

Starts slow, but once it gets the right flow it's a fun ride.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
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