over 3 years
A classic western, it deserves its place alongside Yojimbo.
over 4 years
What puts these spaghetti westerns above all? Is it the music? Perhaps it's his poncho.
almost 5 years
Okay remake, but I recommend watching Yojimbo instead.
over 5 years
Like lone gunmen, gritty westerns, and Clint Eastwood? Wait...aren't all those synonymous?
almost 7 years
Not as good as Yojimbo (which it was based on), but still one of Leone's finest.
almost 7 years
Gritty Western with a gripping plot and cool action sequences.
This film is important. It created a screen icon, broke the hays code and made Leone.
Tim Jules Hull
Leone's poor cousin to Kurosawa's superb Yojimbo:
A Fistful of Dollars (Italian: Per un pugno di dollari) is a 1964 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood alongside Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Sieghardt Rupp, José Calvo, Antonio Prieto, and Joseph Egger. Released in Italy in 1964 then in the United States in 1967, it initiated the popularity of the Spaghetti Western film genre. It was followed by For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), also starring Eastwood. Collectively, the films are commonly known as the "Dollars Trilogy" or "The Man With No Name Trilogy". This film is an unofficial remake of the Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo (1961), which itself drew inspiration from earlier Westerns. In the United States, the United Artists publicity campaign referred to Eastwood's character in all three films as the "Man with No Name".
As one of the first Spaghetti Westerns to be released in the United States, many of the European cast and crew...