Once Upon a Time in the West Synopsis
Charles Bronson is a soft-spoken gunslinger bent on revenge against brutal assassin Henry Fonda. Co-starring Claudia Cardinale as an independent-minded mail-order bride and Jason Robards as a wry bandido with an agenda of his own.
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Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Leone brought back a masterpiece, a film that expands his baroque, cartoonish style into genuine grandeur, weaving dozens of thematic...
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100

TV Guide

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Sergio Leone's masterpiece. In Once Upon a Time in the West, Leone pulls together all the themes, characterizations, visuals, humor, and...
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100

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
An additional treat is seeing Hollywood good guy Henry Fonda playing one of the nastiest curs in the West. Once Upon a Time in the West is...
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80

Village Voice

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Akira Kurosawa once said that Toshiro Mifune could give him in three feet of film the emotion any other actor would take 10 to deliver, but...
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70

Variety

Henry Fonda and Jason Robards relish each screen minute as the heavies, and Charles Bronson plays Clint Eastwood's 'man with no name' role....
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Good fun, especially if you like Leone's way of savoring the last morsel of every scene. (Review of Original Release)
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60

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
The biggest, longest, most expensive Leone Western to date, and, in many ways, the most absurd... Granting the fact that it is quite bad,...
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50

Film Threat

By Phil Hall
Alas, the big screen also magnifies the problems with Once Upon a Time in the West. Specifically, Leone’s insistence on style trumped the...
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Once Upon A Time In The West

By in2films
Fantastic Film. Another Western "must see!"...

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Rated PG-13