Aroview: A 13-minute credit sequence opens this riveting frontier saga, arguably the finest film of the genre. Charles Bronson steps in to Clint Eastwood's "man with no name" archetype, while Henry Fonda famously goes against type as one of the coldest screen villains of all time. It's also one of Jason Robards' best ever performances, and Claudia Cardinale is picture perfect and heart-breaking. The script, written by Leone with then-young turks Bernardo Bertolucci and Dario Argento, contains some pearlers, but it's Ennio Morricone's most fully realised score that seals Leone's vision as a masterpiece.
5 stars (Exceptional) A classic without compare. With a perturbing strain of misogyny acting as the sole mark against its name, Leone's impeccably-constructed spaghetti western is as entertaining and as questioning of Western mythos as its title suggests. ~Anon