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Per qualche dollaro in più (1965)

Per qualche dollaro in più (1965)

Genre: Action/Adventure/Western/Crime

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonte
English Title: For a Few Dollars More. It was a time when ‘wanted’ posters adorned every corner of the streets and the sheriffs office was too scared to run behind them. That was when bounty killers came and hunted down wanted criminals for the reward money. Monco (Eastwood) was one such bounty killer and his eyes were set on hunting down El Indio (Volonte) who had $10,000 reward on his head. Col. Douglas Mortimer (Cleef) has an old score to settle with El Indio and he too is hunting for him. Monco and Mortimer realise that both of them are behind the same target and also realise that if they want El Indio, they cant do it alone. They get into a partnership and Monco goes undercover and joins hands with El Indio in a bid to get inside information on what he is up to. El Indio is all set to rob the most secure bank in the territory and Monco and Mortimer realise they have a huge sum of money waiting for them. One inadvertently compares this movie to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, considering it came from the same director, similar cast, same backdrop but just a few years earlier. The movie has the same classic charm of gun-wielding and the ultimate western attitude. The music plays a huge role in the movies appeal and a broad grin gets smacked on your face the moment you hear that western jingle. The movie, however, doesn’t have the musical appeal that The Good, The Bad and The Ugly had which went on to become the classic sound clip for every western movie (remember the ‘Aah-Aah-Aaaaaah?). If you love Mr. Eastwood then there is no denying this.
Thumbs up: The classic western attitude
Thumbs down: Plot could have been spruced up
Rating: 8.2/10
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