The plague town was awesome, as was the bandit left tied up. The Chinese gunmaster was also a great quirk.
The cheesy opening scenes were a drawback. Mainly the scene with that comedic song playing during the horse riding.
The character shift did not bother me much. It was a pretty rapid change, basically instant, but I thought it made for a nice contrast and keeps the story from lulling. Its almost like rapid fire entertainment once we get to this point. And by that time, I was beginning to get a bit annoyed with PLL's character.
I thought some of the showdown & action scenes could of been done a bit better.... this is one of the biggest areas I judge a western on, how good the draws are done.
For me, Manos Torpes was highly enjoyable, well made, well acted and dark enough to be on my better side.