over 1 year
Best Western is totally the name of a hotel, but can apply to this grandly quiet tale.
almost 2 years
The best western of all time, maybe.
almost 4 years
well crafted but I would much rather watch Leone's other films.
Probably my favorite Sergio Leone film
over 6 years
Arguably the greatest Western movie. Gripping from the very start.
over 6 years
classic movie, never saw abetter one on the west
I love this. Awesome and beautiful filming! Cool factor=11/10
One of my all time favorite films. You don't get much better than this one.
A glorious love letter to the dying West, but an ordeal to sit through.
over 7 years
The most epic of all the spaghetti westerns.
Once Upon a Time in the West (Italian: C'era una volta il West) is a 1968 Italian epic spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone for Paramount Pictures. It stars Henry Fonda cast against type as the villain, Charles Bronson as his nemesis, Jason Robards as a bandit, and Claudia Cardinale as a newly widowed homesteader with a past as a prostitute. The screenplay was written by Leone and Sergio Donati, from a story devised by Leone, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Dario Argento. The widescreen cinematography was by Tonino Delli Colli, and Ennio Morricone provided the film score.
In Europe, the film was a substantial box office success, playing for multiple years in some cities. However, it was greeted with a mostly negative critical response upon its 1969 theatrical release in the United States and was a financial flop. The film is now generally acknowledged as a masterpiece and one of the best western films ever made.
In 2009, it was named to the National Film Registry by the Library of...