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May 13, 2012
one of the top westerns ever maybe top 5
January 28, 2012
Have always considered it to be my all time favorite western.
November 09, 2011
Great movie,intense.The actors that were chosen made the movie a hit in my opinion...
April 06, 2011
greatest gun fight scene ever-best sub plot-Jason Robards dubiously had the best role in the film
December 26, 2008
I saw it for the 1st time when I was about 10 years old. Loved it then....Still love it now!!!!!
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Akira Kurosawa once said that Toshiro Mifune could give him in three feet of film the emotion any other actor would take 10 to deliver, but in a single flash of Fonda's electric turquoise orbs, Leone (Kurosawa's first and sincerest flatterer-imitator) managed to say as much about John Ford, the devil, and the corruptions of the Way Out Western world as the genre ever would. Full Review
Leone brought back a masterpiece, a film that expands his baroque, cartoonish style into genuine grandeur, weaving dozens of thematic variations and narrative arabesques around a classical western foundation myth.(Review of Original Release) Full Review
An additional treat is seeing Hollywood good guy Henry Fonda playing one of the nastiest curs in the West. Once Upon a Time in the West is one of the great films in cinema history. (8/30/2000 Review) Full Review
Alas, the big screen also magnifies the problems with Once Upon a Time in the West. Specifically, Leone's insistence on style trumped the need for substance. The film is basically a B-Western stretched an agonizing 165 minutes. Full Review
Good fun, especially if you like Leone's way of savoring the last morsel of every scene. (Review of Original Release) Full Review