C'era una volta il West 1968

Critics score:
98 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: It is mostly fun for the way it cherishes movie styles and attitudes from the past. Read more

Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic: There is something touching and maniacal about the two-and-three-quarter- hour result. Read more

Andrew Sarris, New York Observer: Leone (1921-1989) is here at the peak of his epic powers. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie stretches on for nearly three hours, with intermission, and provides two false alarms before it finally ends. Read more

Time Out: The Western is dead - or so they tell us. Long live Leone's timeless monument to the death of the West itself, rivalled only by Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid for the title of best ever made. Read more

David Jenkins, Time Out: 'Once Upon a Time...' now looks like an over-cooked mess of style, metaphor and reference. Read more

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Chuck Stephens, Village Voice: If only the first 10 minutes of Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West still existed, this most hyperbolic of oat operas would still be acknowledged as one of the genre's greatest exhumations. Read more