• The Villain (1979)

The Villain

Release Date: July 27th, 1979

PG |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Facing hanging, a bank robber makes a deal with the corrupt banker to avoid execution in exchange for a dirty assignment.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger , Strother Martin , Kirk Douglas , Ann-Margret , Paul Lynde , Jack Elam , Robert Tessier , Foster Brooks

Director: Hal Needham

Genres: Comedy , Western

Production Co: Rastar Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 25
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Villain is itself an extended cartoon, a cartoon with live actors as its director Hal Needham redundantly describes it. The result: while we still guffaw once or twice, our suffering increases proportionately as we are made to sit through a full 80 minutes of numbing mindlessness. [25 July 1979]

  • 20
    Time Out

    Douglas mugs his way through a tedious routine of graceless, mistimed slapstick as his incompetent outlaw repeatedly fails to waylay the miscast Schwarzenegger and Ann-Margret, while director Needham - apparently lost without Burt Reynolds - resorts to hackneyed camera trickery, and only stops the rot with a truly offensive resolution. show more

  • 40
    Variety

    Rarely has so much talent been used to so little purpose. show more

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