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3.9
3,640 Ratings

A Fistful of Dollars

Per un pugno di dollari

Directed by Sergio Leone
Spain, Italy, 1964
Western

Synopsis

A nameless gunman arrives in a Mexican border town and inserts himself in the middle of a rivalry between the town sheriff and the Rojo brothers, pitting them against one another.

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A Fistful of Dollars Directed by Sergio Leone

Critics reviews

It’s hard to overstate what a sharp contrast Bob Robertson’s Magnificent Stranger—or, as it came to be known, A Fistful of Dollars—offered to unsuspecting audiences. Crude, cheap, and brutal, with dim lighting, laughably casual dubbing, and an almost wordless storytelling style stripped down to the most elemental, stark visual gestures, except when it exploded into baroque violence, Fistful was, both literally and metaphorically, the darkest western to have reached American screens in years.
February 15, 2017
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Structured as a series of punchline-less jokes, FISTFUL creates intricate patterns of triangular conflict that are perpetually and violently shrinking, played out in the vastness of a single eye-twitch or lip-lick, each existing solely to be brutally unresolved by the entry of yet another figure into the frame, the rhythm, the aggression.
January 06, 2012
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