Excerpt: Sergio Leone, one of the greatest filmmakers ever to come out of Italy, had a sparse but rich output of material in the seven films that he made. It would certainly be a tough task for any follower of his work to pick a favorite.
Summary: For a film that Leone really didn’t want to do, it has become somewhat of a classic even though it never did well commercially. It’s the kind of film that other directors and insiders tend to like. It shows up in movie classes all the time.
Conclusion: Celebrated as the finest — if not the greatest — western ever filmed, Sergio Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in the West' is a beautifully rhythmic masterpiece about the introduction of industry and technology signaling the end of the mythic west and the gunslingers of romantic lore.
Conclusion: Once Upon A Time In The West is a masterpiece of a film. It deserves its place as one of the greatest western films of all time. Every scene, shot, and performance is amazing and filled with power.
Conclusion: Hollywood doesn't make great westerns any more so thank goodness for Paramount Pictures who had the brains to do a first rate job on Once Upon A Time In The West when releasing it on Blu-ray.
Conclusion: Once Upon a Time in the West is a marvelous picture that's a success because of its story and acting, yes, but more so for its raw craftsmanship. Leone is one the definitive Western directors and Once Upon a Time in the West is one of the genre's single greatest pictures, a rare feat where...