I really have no idea why some people dislike this movie so much. I’ve seen it many times and it gets better and better. For me this is simply Guerrieri’s best western. The screenplay is fantastic and Guerreri’s direction is nothing but astounding. It has also one of the more original stories and characters including clean shaven hero, which is to be honest quite refreshing to see in SW lands and also courageous considerig the trend was just the opposite at the time. The cool thing is how Guerrieri transfers from fun side to exciting action. Some scenes are sooo tense, while others are funny. I liked even the bar brawl and did not find it disturbing at all. It does not feel like it does not belong there. The hated side kick is actually funny and so are Johnny Yuma’s one liners and dialogues. I always burst out laughing when Dobkins asks Johnny “Why did not you cover me?” and Yuma replies with a smile on his face “Well, I could not I was reloading!” From the first sequence which could be named “How to sell a horse” you know this is not to be taken too serioiusly! “Ok, Let’s go in and close the sale. The drinks are on me. What’s the matter, you’re chicken, Hawkeye?” There are so many highlights, original ideas and memorable scenes in the movie I could hardly pick just one. If I was forced I’d pick the nasty torture scene and the final shootout. I loved the music effects. There are well convinced scenes that include some kind of suprise using mirros, towel, watches, the water flasks… It’s brutal and it’s ironic - that’s how I like it! Actors were all great, it’s withouth any doubt Damon’s best western and Rosalba’s too. She plays such an evil twisted manipulative bitch! And the guy who played Pedro managed to potray the sadistic incest villain excellently. The rest of the cast is pretty good either. The Almeria locations look so good in here and the camerawork belongs to genre’s best offerings.