Once Upon a Time in the West Reviews

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August 27, 2020
Although the cast is impressive, with a significant part for a leading lady (something absent from Leone's other ventures), it's the primary antagonist who is most amusing.
April 2, 2020
I wish my words could convey just how wonderful this film is. But they can't. Sergio Leone was a poet with a camera.
March 24, 2020
Leone's newest effort, Once Upon a Time in the West, with a major cast and a lot of big studio money behind it, proves that he is simply a serious bore.
March 24, 2020
If there had to be a final Western, Once Upon a Time in the West would be it.
March 24, 2020
Moments of intense realism flow into passages of operatic extravagance; lowbrow burlesque exists side by side with the expression of the most refined shades of feeling.
March 24, 2020
An operatic masterpiece.
June 25, 2018
...an exaggerated, fairy-tale variation on the Western, big bad wolf and all.
October 3, 2017
Leone's violent epic Western is an essential masterpiece.
October 6, 2016
[Sergio] Leone creates a horseback epic of bad guys with a heart of gold and an iron engine that reshapes the landscape as its tracks are laid through the wilderness.
June 6, 2016
Is Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) the best western of all time?
August 7, 2014
Once Upon a Time in the West is the mythic Western; an ode to the end of its era.
September 8, 2013
Gunslingers, one-road towns, horse and buggies... Once Upon a Time in the West has them all, and spread across a sprawling near three hour running time that is as punishing on the ol' rickety knees as it is rewarding to the eyes.
June 18, 2013
There is something touching and maniacal about the two-and-three-quarter- hour result.
August 22, 2012
Leone shows his skills with superb mastery over the medium.
January 30, 2012
Sergio Leone's Western is his undisputed masterpiece, a lush, sensuous, elegiac operatic film made on epic yet intimate scale.
September 2, 2011
One of the pinnacles of world cinema.
May 24, 2011
Heroes, villains, desperados, and the inevitable shoot-outs: You'll find them all in what a lot of fans consider Leone's best film.
June 9, 2010
A bold film that you won't soon forget.
August 12, 2009
Sergio Leone loaded up for another Spaghetti Western and shot out his magnum opus with this follow-up to the Dollars trilogy. Charles Bronson stars as an ominous stranger known only as Harmonica -- on the account of that instrument being the only other th
July 28, 2009
These days, cartoonish, genre-pastiching movies are everywhere, but Leone's films in this vein are still more enjoyable than most.
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