Once Upon a Time in the West - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Once Upon a Time in the West Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
June 18, 2013
There is something touching and maniacal about the two-and-three-quarter- hour result.
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David Jenkins
Time Out
July 24, 2009
'Once Upon a Time...' now looks like an over-cooked mess of style, metaphor and reference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
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.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
September 29, 2005
Leone (1921-1989) is here at the peak of his epic powers.
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Chuck Stephens
Village Voice
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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
December 10, 2003
One of the greatest face movies ever made.