A Fistful Of Dollars

A Fistful Of Dollars

A Fistful Of Dollars

In this unofficial remake of Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo and the first entry in Spaghetti Western director Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy, Clint Eastwood stars among a mixed American and European cast in the movie that initiated the popularity of the genre.

The Man With No Name (Eastwood) enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers (Antonio Prieto, Benny Reeves, Sieghardt Rupp) and sheriff John Baxter (Wolfgang Lukschy). When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the Rojo brothers, the stranger inserts himself into the middle of the long-simmering battle, selling false information to both sides for his own benefit.

1964Rating: M, Violence99 minsItaly, Spain, West Germany
ActionDramaWesternClassic

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A Fistful Of Dollars / Reviews

Variety

Variety

This is a hard-hitting item, ably directed, splendidly lensed, neatly acted, which has all the ingredients wanted by action fans and then some.

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Time Out

Time Out

Though far less operatic and satisfying than Leone's later work, his first spaghetti Western with Eastwood still looks stylish, if a little rough at the edges.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Once in a great while a western comes along that breaks new ground and becomes a classic of the genre.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Egregiously synthetic but engrossingly morbid, violent film.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Sergio Leone's first spaghetti Western is now a deserved classic of the genre it invented. And it's got Clint. What more could you want?

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