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3.2
19 Ratings

A Time for Dying

Directed by Budd Boetticher
United States, 1969
Western

Synopsis

This unique western centers on an innocent farm boy with a talent for handling guns who decides to make it big.

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A Time for Dying Directed by Budd Boetticher

What are people saying?

  • Jake Cole's rating of the film A Time for Dying

    Like a precursor to Wake in Fright. The West as a place of senseless violence and rape, where any naïve newcomer will be brutally plugged one way or another. A baby-faced and peaceful gunslinger, a fresh-faced girl lured into prostitution w/ false job offerings, and a round-faced Audie Murphy as a devilish but weary Jesse James. Never seen a Western so openly acknowledge romanticized brothels as sex trafficking.

  • joey Noodles's rating of the film A Time for Dying

    Bleak and uncompromising, Boetticher presents us with a west that takes no prisoners, everyone who doesn't play by the rules either up dead or as a whore. However, it's probably his weakest, completely uncharacteristic or him and to think this is the same guy who made the Ranown Cycle just doesn't feel right, 3/5