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'Twice a Judas' Is Saved by Klaus Kinski's Brilliant Acting

Just as some sports fans enjoy the mental face-off that is every at-bat in baseball more than the constant scoring and dunking on a basketball court, many will find the slow pace of this spaghetti western inviting.

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'For a Few Dollars More' Is a Rare Sequel That Is Superior to the Classic It Follows

The archetype of the spaghetti western finds its truest expression in this essential film from Sergio Leone.

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'Sartana in the Valley of Death' Is Missing a Protagonist

Even though this Valley of Death tips its hat to the classic spaghetti western Sartana character, he is nowhere to be found in the film. Based on how bad this is, that's probably for the best.

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Lee Van Cleef's Character in 'Captain Apache' Will Tomahawk His Way Into Your Memory

Although Lee Van Cleef's portrayal of a Native American will understandably raise concern in some viewers, this fun if cheesy film takes a clear anti-racism line.

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'Between God, the Devil and a Winchester' Is the Spaghetti Western Take on 'Treasure Island'

This subpar spaghetti western struggles to keep the magic of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel alive.

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Despite Its Flaws, 'If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death' Stacks Up the Action

High on body count and choreography, this movie is fortunately packed with enough action to distract from a mediocre plot.

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'Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid' Was Supposed to Make Italy's Greatest Boxer a Movie Star

Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid is proof that the athlete-to-actor transition is no natural one, but it's worth seeing if your expectations aren't too high going into it.

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'The Fighting Fist of Shanghai Joe' Is One of the More Action-Packed and Violent Spaghetti Westerns

The stylized violence of kung fu and the lawless conflicts of the spaghetti western genre coalesce in this action-packed 1973 hybrid.

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In 'The Bounty Killer', Tomas Milian Plays a Victim Turned Victimizer

Eugenio Martin's 1966 spaghetti western is a thrill ride all the way to the close, which features one of the most dramatic death scenes in the genre.

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To Appreciate 'Johnny Yuma' You Have to Embrace the Overzealous Campiness and Violence

This will intrigue those who value the creative freedom of the genre, alienate those with conservative views of the genre, and confuse anyone expecting the typical Hollywood affair.

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Clint Eastwood Took to His Role in 'A Fistful of Dollars' as Though It Was His Destiny

Clint Eastwood may not have been a star when A Fistful of Dollars was released, but everything changed for him not long after that.

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'Four of the Apocalypse' Is Unrelenting in its Mournful and Mesmerizing Moodiness

Four of the Apocalypse's stereotypical and almost satirical character depictions and its pilgrimage structured plot-line chronicles a voyage to redemption.

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'Savage Guns' Is Not the Best, But the First of Its Genre

Before film audiences got A Fistful of Dollars, they got their first taste of the Spaghetti Western in 1961 with the release of The Savage Guns.

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