Entertaining spaghetti-war movie that is made only for entertainment value and it shows making it fun for viewers too. Fred Williamson is übercool and charismatic here and the film has a effective bombastic soundtrack. Realism may not be it's strongest side taking possibly more inspiration from a pulp paperback story (which isn't necessarily a bad thing by the way), but the model train set fools no one.
Messa in scena invidiabile, con protagonisti irresistibili e ben amalgamati. Le loro avventure sono narrate veramente bene, con un ritmo ben dosato, così come la drammaticità e l'ironia. Ottime scene di azione, soprattutto quella in treno. Dialoghi ottimi con una verve unica. Buona critica alla guerra. Il buono il tono epico in alcune scene. Tecnicamente un ottimo livello, insieme ad una colonna sonora ben fatta
This is a nice little alternative to The Dirty Dozen. Tarantino took this title and then screwed with the spelling but despite that these films are nothing alike. Although Castellari and Bo Svenson do have cameos in Tarantino's film. Also Fred Williamson is badass as usual.
So much fun even if Tarantino overpraises it a little (Castellari made better films like Keoma, High Crime and the Big racket). Castellari was undoubtedly the action director in Italy in the period (maybe in Europe) and he demonstrates it further here. There is funny assortment of characters but Williamson has to be the standout
Yet another immensely entertaining film by Tarantino full of engaging and witty dialogs, dark humour, graphic violence, an immensely talented Waltz (a performance worth many more awards - already Cannes festival award in the bag) and a thoroughly refreshing performance by Pitt.
The original World War II exploitation epic from director Enzo G. Castellari is very entertaining with its old-fashioned, shoot-em-up view of warfare. Action-packed with genuine suspense, memorable characters, and many fun over-the-top moments. The low budget and high energy make this a grindhouse classic.