For me, the problem is that many Spaghetti Western elements are lost in these mixtures.
Of curse, Margheriti is not a bad director. And yes it's a buddy movie. But how much SW is still in the film? The location, the costumes. But otherwise not much. And that's the problem.
Only this film has a very late year of production. The hype around the SW was already past. And then were always undertaken new efforts to breathe new life to the genre. Vanzi had begun with The Silent Stranger. This film was certainly innovative. Or let's say this mix was very innovative.
But for me, "The Stranger & the Gunfighter/Blood Money" is not straightforward. Here, everything is mixed up. SW, kung fu, comedy, action film. The film will be all in one. In my opinion, but it is not real and nothing whole.