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13 November 2011

The Wild Bunch (1969) Quickie Review

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure
Runtime: 141 Minutes

Sam Peckinpah’s 140-minute violent western is grippingly action packed and takes you on the saddle for a bumpy ride.
With some of the most violent shoot-out scenes of western, the film has plenty of daring violence and even some bits of nudity. Not long after the controversial film “Bonnie and Clyde”, “The Wild bunch” caused some trouble due to its violence. Today, it has left behind a legacy, which makes it memorable. While I feel, it is not a masterpiece, the story is exhilarating and it is an excellent western overall. 
Rating: 8/10

7 comments:

  1. i'm not too big on westerns, but after True Grit and Unforgiven, i'm willing to give many westerns a go, great review

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  2. Westerns are my neglected genre. It is worth watching.

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  3. Gotta love "the walk" during the finale of the film. I've read that it was essentially improvised on the spot.

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  4. You have a great blog Cinephile - just my cup of tea.

    When you have the time, please check out my Sam Peckinpah classic - Straw Dogs - in review - http://www.comicbookandmoviereviews.com/2011/11/straw-dogs.html

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  5. thanks for your comment, and actually, that's already on my list. I am considering a 70's marathon. How does it sound?

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  6. That is great buddy - I will look forward to reading it. Thanks for he reply.

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  7. I would definitely like to see this one. Great review, and I love your blog by the way

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