The Mercenary (Il Mercenario) (A Professional Gun)
The Mercenary (Il Mercenario) (A Professional Gun) (1968)

In this Spaghetti western, a brave cowboy is hired to help a Mexican mine owner smuggle his silver to Texas during the Mexican Revolution. Along the way, he must confront a Mexican regiment that tries to claim the mine for themselves. He… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 29, 1968
DVD Release Date: January 30, 2001
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

Corbucci is no stranger to stylistic excess. In this film, his camera is characteristically unencumbered...and his scenes of sadism, oddball humor, and hyperbolic political sentiment form a potent if uneven mixture of tones.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An overtly leftist political pic, that's also a stylish spaghetti western comedy of excessive violence and cruelty.

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Conner Rainwater
It's like an unofficial prequel to Companeros, but that's not a bad thing at all. In fact, it's almost just as fun and I feel as though Jack… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
In many ways this feels like the foundation of what would be "Compañeros". The chemistry between Nero and Musante is not as strong as the one the… More