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Once Upon a Time in the West Reviews

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July 24, 2009
Leone's film, authentic yet hyper-stylised, complete with the coolest cowboy fashion (gunslingers in long coats has never been bettered), mainstreet shootouts and raw, memorable characters, is a tough, leathery sundried masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 24, 2009
There are plenty of unforgettable moments, such as that sublime crane shot over the new settlement of Flagstone, accompanied by Ennio Morricone's achingly romantic music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 24, 2009
Stunning big-screen cowboy film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 24, 2009
Sergio Leone's frontier parable is a landmark in Westerns, and features not only one of the greatest opening sequences ever made, but also the best use of a harmonica in cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 24, 2009
One of the greatest ventures into the myth and legend of the Wild West.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 20, 2007
What fun.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
The Western is dead - or so they tell us. Long live Leone's timeless monument to the death of the West itself, rivalled only by Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid for the title of best ever made.
September 29, 2005
Leone (1921-1989) is here at the peak of his epic powers.
September 27, 2005
If only the first 10 minutes of Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West still existed, this most hyperbolic of oat operas would still be acknowledged as one of the genre's greatest exhumations.
September 20, 2005
Leone's insistence on style trumped the need for substance.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 9, 2005
It is mostly fun for the way it cherishes movie styles and attitudes from the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 7, 2005
The 165-minute feature doesn't always make perfect sense, but it's a thrill to just sit back and enjoy the scenery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 23, 2004
The movie stretches on for nearly three hours, with intermission, and provides two false alarms before it finally ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2004
Explores legends and entombs myths into a film that is timeless and will live on as a work of art even if the western as we once knew it disappeared alongside its heroes.
Read More | Original Score: 92/100
May 11, 2004
'even the quieter romantic or reflective moments are filled with a sense of energy coming from the expectation that at any given moment something huge is going to happen.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 26, 2004
Visualmente espetacular, este clássico cerca a bela Cardinale de atores fantásticos, que duelam não apenas com suas armas, mas também com suas ótimas performances.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 26, 2004
A Leone masterpiece: its deep-focus panoramas, looming widescreen closeups and brilliant sound design are as distinctive as the ballistic signature of a bullet.
January 6, 2004
Leone's masterpiece, the pinnacle of his storied career
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 5, 2004
A masterpiece of style.
Full Review| Original Score: A
December 10, 2003
One of the greatest face movies ever made.
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