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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Mercenary

    Le western spaghetti par excellence (dans le mauvais sens du terme) qui sacrifie outrageusement à la vérité politique et a la véracité scénaristique pour afficher démesurément tueries et massacres en série; www.cinefiches.com

  2. Fabio Nosotti's rating of the film The Mercenary

  3. Kenji Mizoguchi's rating of the film The Mercenary

    "A Mexican woman can be betrayed only once." Corbucci's sixth go at spaghetti western, released only 3 months before his major hit "Il grande silenzio", dramatically improves over the (plain, lousy) cult "Django". The political subtext here is genuinely developed, not without a wry smile, and the faux finale is a gem. While Nero's English accent is cringing, Morricone's whistle tune is an outstanding landmark.

  4. msmichel's rating of the film The Mercenary

    FNC '13 (tribute section) Corbucci's fine spaghetti western stands against the best of the time period with this fine realized take on revolution, manhood, self preservation and machismo. Musante is quite entertaining as the leader of the small group of thieves/revolutionaries and the blandness of lead Nero is well compensated by the fey, sadistic turn by Jack Palance. Excellent use of the widescreen frame.

  5. Kristoffer Dahl's rating of the film The Mercenary

    The duel at the arena alone earns this film four stars. The music and editing hit the jackpot. Jack Palance's "rose-bleed" is one of my favourite shots of all time.

  6. ElTigreNegro's rating of the film The Mercenary

    While it feels like a "dress rehersal" for Compañeros, it's still a fun ride, filled with Corbucci's usual ideals of revolution and blasting savage capitalism.

  7. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film The Mercenary

    ★★★★ wildly funny and original, with a surprisingly political twist, Corbucci shows that 'la revolución' can be everything but revolutionary.

  8. Jaspar Lamar Crabb's rating of the film The Mercenary

    Very good...even though Jack Palance is very icky

  9. Konrad Szlendak's rating of the film The Mercenary

    Brilliant stuff filled with bullet-speed action and these distinctive twists always pumping the plot ahead...

  10. Erick's rating of the film The Mercenary

    This movie was definitely fun. While watching it, I thought to myself, "three stars," but then the final showdown with Curly happened and that elevated it to four. So much suspense in that one scene.

  11. MarcSWDB's rating of the film The Mercenary

    One of the best movies ever made. A masterpiece!