over 3 years
Laughter and bloodshed abound in this cinematic gem.
almost 4 years
an important step in the evolution of westerns into gritty dramas. boring overall though.
One of the best films in the genre.
Ian Thomas Hawley
over 6 years
What did I just watch? The film is confusing, & uses useless angle shots and slow-mo. Nope
almost 8 years
Sam Peckinpah's brutal study of violence is entertaining and unsettling at the same time.
The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging outlaw gang on the Texas-Mexico border, trying to exist in the changing "modern" world of 1913. The film was controversial because of its graphic violence and its portrayal of crude men attempting to survive by any available means.
It stars William Holden, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson and Warren Oates. The screenplay was by Peckinpah and Walon Green.
The Wild Bunch is noted for intricate, multi-angle editing, using normal and slow motion images, a revolutionary cinema technique in 1969. The writing of Green, Peckinpah, and Roy N. Sickner was nominated for a best-screenplay Academy Award; Jerry Fielding's music was nominated for Best Original Score; Peckinpah was nominated for an Outstanding Directorial Achievement award by the Directors Guild of America; and cinematographer Lucien Ballard won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography.
In 1999, the U.S. National...