The Professionals
The Professionals (1966)

Grant (Ralph Bellamy) is a wealthy rancher who hires four mercenaries to retrieve his wife, Maria (Claudia Cardinale), from the clutches of the desperado Raza (Jack Palance) in this Western adventure set in 1917. Dolworth (Burt Lancaster)… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 13, 1999
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Exciting explosive sequences, good overall pacing and acting overcome a sometimes thin script.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's one of Brooks's more eloquent and witty films.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

A rock-solid piece of Western Adventure entertainment. Marvin, Lancaster & Palance!

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Underrated all-star western.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A truly adventuresome, action-filled film that is played more for thrills than for conveying a story.

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John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

A topnotch Western.

Time Out

It was comprehensively eclipsed by Peckinpah's ostensibly similar The Wild Bunch.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Top notch western adventure laden with macho stars Lancaster, Marvin and Palance.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

It's a little dated and has a few shot-on-bad-studio-set moments, but on the whole it's an impressive film, even if you don't normally care for Westerns.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
This is Badass.<br/><br/>Jack Palance as a mexican<br/>Lee Marvin as Lee Marvin<br/>A mine car chase<br/>Exploding… More
Tim Salmons
A fine western. It's just too bad that it can be slow up until the middle of the film.
Randy Tippy
<i>Son of the Magnificent Seven</i> - With few exceptions, westerns tend to follow a basic formula: bad guys, good guys, horses & guns.… More
Chris Weber
What keeps this from getting 4.5 stars is that while the script is pretty good, it's just a bt too routine as far as the story goes. Everything else about… More
jay nixon
Good cast, ordinary western.
The Movie Waffler
Richard Brooks' western has more in common with a modern piece of revisionism than the genre films of it's time. Unfortunately it lacks the… More