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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Henry Fonda
Claudia Cardinale
Charles Bronson
Jason Robards
Gabriele Ferzetti
Directors
Sergio Leone
Screenwriters
Sergio Donati
Sergio Leone
Running Time
168 minutes

Once Upon A Time in the West
Sergio Leone's epic spaghetti Western.


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Plot
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad in this long frontier epic. Mysterious pasts and the strength of loyalties is explored amid lightning fast gun battles and stylish vistas.


Verdict
Leone showed with Once Upon A Time In The West that it was possible to honour the Western tradition while raising the artistic bar to such a level that nobody has made a better Western since. In fact, nobody has made a better Western, period.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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