Valdez Is Coming Reviews
Bob Valdez is a town sheriff that has been sent to the house of a man accused of murder. Shortly after arriving with a group of men to help him in his effort, the man is shot dead. Valdez quickly identifies the man as innocent and returns to the accuser's house to obtain money to help the widow of the wrongfully killed. The man refuses to help the widow. Valdez will stop at nothing to obtain the money the widow is rightfully owed.
"I hope he puts a round in you, you rotten son of a pig."
Edwin Sherin, director of My Old Man's Place, delivers Valdez is coming in his directorial debut. The storyline for this picture is fascinating and unique to the genre. The script is marvelous and the subplots are well delivered. The action scenes are just okay and the cinematography is mediocre. The cast delivers solid performances and includes Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Frank Silvera, and Jon Cypher.
"I didn't like you trying to hit me with that scatter gun."
Valdez is Coming is a movie I came across while flicking through the channels on Encore Western. The premise for this movie was very interesting. I loved the main character and his commitment to his mission. I wish the movie was delivered in a more consistent manner. Overall, this movie is definitely worth your time if you're a fan of westerns.
"You are a bitch."
Surprisingly Burt Lancaster is perfect as 'Valdez'. Even more surprisingly he manages to play a very convincing Mexican, even his accent is quite good. Jon Cypher plays an excellent villain so good that you actually end up really hating him.
The ending of the film is something that you will either love or hate and I cannot decide whether I like it or not. It's very unusual and unexpected. Its very anti-climatic but it leaves it up the audience to decide what happens.
Overall a good western with a good story. It lacks a lot of action but has a good pace, and has a great acting from its cast and has an interesting ending.