A Fistful of Dynamite (Duck, You Sucker) (Giù la testa)
A Fistful of Dynamite (Duck, You Sucker) (Giù la testa) (1972)

In this outing, set during the Mexican Revolution, filmmaker Sergio Leone takes a poke at Spaghetti westerns. A lone solder of fortune with a love of TNT ends up involved with a rebellious peon who tries to rob a Mexican bank. The disparate… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 5, 2007
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

The idiosyncrasies are there, all right, but they have never seemed less interesting.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

The new print is good, and the 20 restored minutes are choice.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A fascinatingly disjointed hybrid of Western and combat film.

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Time Out

The most wry of the political spaghettis, and wholly wonderful.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The combination of Leone's obsessive close-ups, Ennio Morricone's melodious music, and the comradely chemistry of Coburn and Steiger ignite an emotional explosion comparable to that of Once Upon a Time in the West.

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Fernando F. Croce

Impossibly virile and caustic

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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

Features one of the most glorious and unforgettable scores by Leone's composer, Ennio Morricone.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

A marvelous sense of detail and spectacular effects -- good fun all the way.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of Leone's best movies -- and one of his looniest, which may be exactly why it's one of the best.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
This great film gets harsh judgement after the masterpieces that Leone directed before it., but put it up against any other Italian Western or any other Western… More
El Hombre Invisible
A more complicated movie than any of the Dollars Trilogy, this film reflects Leone's style becoming more mature, dark and openly political. It's… More
Reid Volk
Another solid Leone film. Thematically it feels as though it were a companion piece to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. While the characters may not be as… More
Conner Rainwater
It's got nowhere near the acting talent and style of Sergio Leone's other films, but the good story and the film making make it a worthwhile film. I… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Once Upon a Time the Revolution (yeah, that's how it should be called) lives in the shadow of Leone's previous westerns. It's a shame because… More
Stephen M
Far less operatic than either <I>Once Upon a Time in the West</I> or <I>The Good, The Bad and the Ugly</I>, Sergio Leone's fifth… More

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