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Based on 8 Critics
  • Sergio Leone's masterpiece. In Once Upon a Time in the West, Leone pulls together all the themes, characterizations, visuals, humor, and musical experiments of the three "Dollars" films and comes up with a true epic western. It is a stunning, operatic film of breadth, detail, and stature that deserves to be considered among the greatest westerns ever made. (Review of Original Release) show more

  • Good fun, especially if you like Leone's way of savoring the last morsel of every scene. (Review of Original Release) show more

  • Alas, the big screen also magnifies the problems with Once Upon a Time in the West. Specifically, Leone‚Äôs insistence on style trumped the need for substance. The film is basically a B-Western stretched an agonizing 165 minutes. show more

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