The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) Reviews

December 24, 2020
Gorgeous to look at, "Shane" lean in its narrow focus and romance and Peckinpah-bloody in its violence.
August 24, 2020
Something must also be said about the wintery setting - a rare choice for a Western.
October 29, 2018
With the help of a typically stellar score from Ennio Morricone, The Great Silence is one of the prettiest, most thoughtful movies you'll ever see with a body count in the dozens.
July 16, 2018
Corbucci's terse, elemental and rugged direction compliment a world shook by corruption and evil, and plagued by treachery so pervasive it enfolds as powerfully through its cold setting as does its even colder characters.
June 29, 2018
It is simply, breathtakingly bleak.
June 19, 2018
Make no mistake, the ugliness of violence and greed comes through a dark, savage story with an incredibly brutal conclusion.
April 26, 2018
Nothing works out the way these people, not to mention audiences who love classic Hollywood westerns, expect. Not even close.
March 29, 2018
Even 50 years later, The Great Silence stands majestically as both a blistering comment about its era and a creatively revisionist genre piece.
March 28, 2018
The mood is sometimes jaunty, but "The Great Silence" is no joke, and the fatalism of its ending serves as an implicit critique of the sentimental optimism of many Hollywood westerns.
March 28, 2018
Corbucci constantly subverts the generic tropes that he dabbled with two years earlier in Django, that blood-soaked and oft-imitated riff on A Fistful of Dollars.
September 3, 2015
It's been called "great" and "Corbucci's masterpiece." It just might be.
February 7, 2010
The frozen setting heightens Corbucci's severity
January 24, 2007
It's in the same pasta bowl as the Sergio Leone films, only with even more red sauce.