Top Critics’ Reviews
Fresh: Leone is less interested in arousing an audience’s easier emotions than in presenting, at a dispassionate distance, the horror of two men warily walking toward each other on a tightrope suspended above the snake pit of their , deepest compulsions.
Fresh: The film slips easily back and forth in time, dancing between the decades, often making the connection from one era to another solely by means of brilliant cuts that work like magic.
Fresh: As one would expect from Leone, the film is a brilliant stylistic accomplishment.
Fresh: Adding 22 minutes only enhances Leone’s brilliant saga of guilt and betrayal