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½ November 23, 2014
a good B western with interesting story and nice horses to.
November 21, 2014
Without a top-heavy cast, the story itself gains focus, and I think the story of No Name on the Bullet is fascinating. What happens when a notorious contract killer rides into town and...does absolutely nothing... Everyone dies--Audie Murphy had finally gotten a role where he could show his dark side... Instant karma's gonna get you!!
December 8, 2013
an excellent movie !
November 12, 2013
Interesting idea for a western.
½ October 8, 2011
NO NAME ON THE BULLET (1959)
½ July 16, 2011
It's strange to see Audie Murphy playing an antihero, but man does he pull it off. This is a wonderful psychological Western, built around the moral quandary: 'Does anyone TRULY deserve to die?' It really made me think hard about my own view on the subject, as it brings up great arguments on both sides. However, at its core, this is a brilliantly entertaining mystery, with a great conclusion. I loved every minute.
½ April 24, 2011
audie murphy playing against type.
March 22, 2011
A bit of a psychological and in some points philosophical western which is very dramatic and enjoyable. The story of a hired assassin coming into a town and the town's residence throwing themselves in panic and fear; each one believing they are the target and how certain ones react is excellent. The other good aspect of the film is the way that it is drawn out until the very end to find out who the actual victim is going to be. The ending itself is different, very interesting and does work with the film.

The local Doctor is the only one who does not fear the killer and the conversations that they have are philosophical and very thought provoking. There is hardly any action within the film but there is enough drama and suspense to compensate for it.

Audie Murphy is perfect in the role of John Gant, the killer, his style of acting of being emotionless and wooden is very suitable for the role. Charles Drake is also quite good as Doctor Canfield and the dialogue which both Gant and Canfield share is excellent. The supporting cast are also pretty good as the petrified citizens each of which displays very believable fear.

Overall a very well written well thought out film which is both dramatic and thought provoking. It is also very well acted by both the principal actors and the supporting cast.
September 22, 2010
"Everything comes to its finish." In nur 74 Minuten erzählt Jack Arnold einen beeindruckend dichten, psychologisch komplexen Western. Keine Sekunde verschenkt, pointiert inszeniert und auf den Punkt arrangiert: Genau so muss ein B-Movie aussehen.
½ December 28, 2009
No Name on the Bullet has a very basic premise: assassin comes to town and nobody knows who he?s gonna kill. One of cinema?s most overused and extremely poorly executed plot devices is the town mob turning in on itself and in my opinion has ruined what would have otherwise been fantastic films. The Mist for example was completely butchered by an unrealistic and overly dramatic mob (IMO). No Name on the Bullet is ripe for the same ruination, but pleasantly tip-toes past the many land mines and delivers a satisfying mostly realistic story. It?s helped along the way with a fantastic low-key yet psychologically mesmerizing performance by Audie Murphy (the assassin). The film is really a character study of paranoia in the human condition, set in the alternate universe we call the western.
½ October 3, 2009
AUDIE MURPHY is spellbinding good as always in this tense classic western.
June 15, 2009
No name on the bullet / because there are no bullets / and everyone gets along / and they're not even cowboys / they're just lame faaaarrrrmers!
½ May 29, 2009
A mysterious stranger comes into town. A hired killer and the question is who is there to kill. Fun to watch the good town folk create havoc as they wonder is it them or someone else. Forerunner to the Clint Eastwood westerns and shows that Audie Murphy was a much better actor than given credit for. Tight, tuat very enjoyable western
½ February 20, 2009
Excellent tense Western from one of the stalwarts of the genre. Good storyline of the fear of the gun played out well.
July 27, 2008
A good little western.
June 26, 2008
The point of Paradise Lost is that evil knows what is held in the mind of the good. But taken one step further, what if evil delivers itself to good only to destroy itself for the possibility of becoming good and also to show what is good how good it really is? That is why there can be no name on the bullet. Because evil can shift, and it can be wiped out, too, for even a moment.
June 19, 2008
An oddly disturbing Western, in which Murphy plays a complex psychopath - and the closest thing to a hero in this bleak drama of death and fear.
June 17, 2008
Surprisingly good. The pace is slow but still engaging.
March 24, 2008
everyone who likes movies needs to see this!
February 2, 2008
It might change the way you look at life and death.

The star, Audie Murphy was one the greatest American infantryman heroes of WWII.
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