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Per un pugno di dollari

Sergio Leone Spain, 1964

Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film A Fistful of Dollars

A solid remake, but nowhere near as good as Yojimbo, which is not so much an insult as it’s hard to top a masterpiece. This time the setting is the American wild west, filmed of course in Spain. Eastwood gives a serviceably cool performance, but Mifune was better, and Leone gives equally cool direction, but again he can’t outdo Kurosawa’s expertise. An apparent staple western, but not a particularly great one.