Mr. Majestyk
Mr. Majestyk (1974)

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.… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 17, 1974
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Sragow
New Yorker

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.

Noel Murray
The Dissolve

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Trashy action pic directed with a calm dispassion by Richard Fleischer.

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Cole Smithey

Thanks for the memories Mr. Charles Bronson.

Brian Orndorf

A likable blend of bravado and villainy, with Bronson submitting his traditional thespian offering of deep squints, cynical chuckles, and reluctant heroism.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

An underrated Bronson vehicle with the strong, silent star at his most sympathetic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
While Mr. Majestyk wasn't the extravaganza of awesomeness I'd come to expect over the years, it was definitely a fun movie. Charles Bronson literally… More
Steve Strange
How is it possible for a movie to be bad and "good" at the same time? Mr. Majestyk is bad -most of the scenarios are utterly unrealistic;… More
Conner Rainwater
All he wanted to do was pick his melons, but it seems that everyone wants to stop him from accomplishing that goal. Charles Bronson is as good as he's ever… More
Danny Rovira
Richard Fleischer's gritty, forceful action drama, concerning a Vietnam veteran named Vince Majestyk, a Colorado watermelon framer, played sensationally by… More