Great review! It is a ‘thinking man’s’ spaghetti western. Corbucci and Sollima were good at these. The moral ambiguity of the characters does make it compelling viewing. I would recommend it to people who are interested in Spaghetti westerns but I don’t think It will be on by top 10 list.
Seem to remember it being a lot better than Navajo Joe but I’ll have to revisit that one
This is my 5th favourite Corbucci, behind Great Silence, Django, Mercenary & Companeros.
I favour COMPANEROS over THE MERCENARY.
Hellbenders would probably be my fifth favourite Corbucci also.
In Corbucci territory I crudeli is for me only # 8 or # 9 of his dozen, with a solid 5/10 rating.
It’s probably not your typical Corbucci Western but I really enjoyed it. Joseph Cotten is a vicious bad guy and the action scenes are quick but brutal.
Wondering what everyone here thinks of this flick?
There is a thread for it.
On Yugoslavian poster Cotten is misteriously MIA and the movie has become an “american western”:
Translation of the title is: Dead Men Have Free Pass.