Joe Kidd
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In John Sturges'sAmericanized version of Sergio Leone's Man-With-No-Name films, Clint Eastwood is Joe Kidd, a cryptic stranger who arrives in the New Mexican town of Sinola, where Mexican bandito/revolutionary Luis Chama (John Saxon) has organized a peasant revolt against the local landowners, who are throwing the poor off land that rightfully belongs to them. When a posse -- financed by wealthy landowner Frank Harlan (Robert Duvall) -- is formed to capture Luis, Kidd is invited to join but prefers to remain neutral. Harlan keeps badgering Kidd to join up, and Kidd finally relents when… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"It's lesser Eastwood (and Leonard and Sturges), but it's impossible to squash the spirit of the work, which carries the film far enough to satisfy basic needs from the genre, making it a lark, but a convincing one."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"It's still a prime example of a good, sturdy bread-and-butter Western."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Entertaining but senseless."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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