Mr. Majestyk
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Elmore Leonard's script for Mr. Majestyk was, like his novel, supposed to have concentrated on the plight of Chicano migrant workers; but what emerged on screen was extensively reshaped into a standard Charles Bronson vehicle. Battle-weary Vietnam veteran Vince Majestyk (Bronson) settles down in rural Colorado, hoping to make a living as a watermelon farmer. Despite his new-found pacifism, Majestyk can't seem to stay out of trouble, and he lands in jail, where he foils a breakout engineered by Mob boss Frank Renda (Al Lettieri). Offering to bring in Renda in exchange for his own… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

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"Majestyk is a multidimensional hero. He's socially conscious yet individualistic, half-smart and semi-tough, human enough to make mistakes and man enough to correct them."
‑ Michael Sragow, New Yorker
"Thanks for the memories Mr. Charles Bronson."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"A likable blend of bravado and villainy, with Bronson submitting his traditional thespian offering of deep squints, cynical chuckles, and reluctant heroism."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"An underrated Bronson vehicle with the strong, silent star at his most sympathetic."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"The violence isn't unmotivated, or generic. Fleischer and Leonard establish the setting and premise well enough that it's damn near tragic when Renda shoots up Majestyk's watermelon crop."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
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