One critic wrote that this looks more like a Peckinpah-movie than a Leone-western, and maybe there is some truth in that.
I like this film though, it's an epic political spaghetti with a twist, message is not as single-minded as in some earlier ones.
Music by Morricone is absolutely gorgeous
This is an Italian-American co-production, and the film features two big Hollywood stars, this sets the film apart a little from most other spaghettis.
On the whole this is a very fine film, a worthy last western from Sergio Leone!