Ultra cool spaghetti western from Sergio Corbucci
O. Pineda | 07/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Right from the opening of the film , I knew it was going to be something great. From the shot of the church to Ennio Morricone's brilliant score. There are great performances, great laughs, and obviously some cool hand held action in this film. It's a fun ride man ! Franco Nero and Tomas Milian are a great team and Jack Palance as the post smokin' bad guy is just perfect. This is one of Corbucci's last great westerns and certainly one you wouln't want to miss.
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Craig Edwards | By the sea in NC | 01/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Companeros! (1970) This is a very entertaining spaghetti western from director Sergio Corbucci (Super Fuzz). The story teams Italian superstars Franco Nero (Django) and Tomas Milian (Traffic) as reluctant mercenary pals teamed up to retrieve revolutionary Fernando Rey (The French Connection) from the clutches of his captors before creepy bad guy Jack Palance (Craze) can assassinate him. A safe filled with "all of the treasure" of Rey's hometown that only Rey knows the combination to is the prize. With a great Ennio Morricone score, a fast pace (despite a lengthy running time of exactly two hours) and a light hearted approach, Corbucci really scores with this buddy western. Nero and Milian have tons of screen presence and chemistry, and they are well matched against Palance, who is a lot of fun as a crazed pot smoking nutjob with one wooden hand and a pet falcon. As is usual with Italian films, everybody is dubbed (the Italians don't usually record sound while shooting, putting all of the sound in later in post production!) but the leads provide their own voices, and it also seems almost everybody is speaking English since the words mostly match the lip movements of just about everybody in the cast, making the dubbing far less noticeable than otherwise. The script also deserves some praise, with funny lines and salty dialogue that combine with the plentiful action and stuntwork to make this a highly recommended movie for those who enjoy a good western now and again and a must for fans. Check this one out!"
Arch Stanton | London, UK | 02/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen many different versions of this film by vaious different companies, but this is by far the best.. The film is complete and uncut, the picture quality is excellent ant the extras are just enough without going overboard."
Another Spaghetti Western
Grapey Grimes | Cincy, OH | 02/10/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"SHORT REVIEW: I've seen a lot of Spaghetti Westerns, and this is just another one. Not bad, not great (thus, 3 stars). Nero, Millian, and Palance are some of the greatest actors to ever be associated with SW's, but overall this is just another re-hashing of the standard SW script format. Very, very similar to the film The Mercenary (aka Revenge of a Gunfighter).The print and presentation here are great; widescreen, no dirt, good sound, nice special features.
That's all folks!"