And we had a small discussion about it in the Underrated SW thread where I wrote this:
Vari wasn't a genius, but he was an underrated SW director. All his films show a certain feeling for western situations, which some better known directors not had. Even his most routine western isn't a bad one. And he had to deal in all his westerns with limited budgets, and he mostly made the best out of it.
The first 20 min of TLK are a bit undecided here and there, but the rest is flawlessly directed and is a real pleasure to watch.
I would call The Last Killer an intelligent and well filmed SW.
And about TLK and Day of Anger:
Day of Anger is a good film, but in a more limited way. A film which doesn't fulfill it's own potential.
The Last Killer is direct, where Day of Anger is circuitous.
Say Rev, how do you see TLK compared to Hole in the Forehead?