The Wild Bunch Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 331

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 184

Theatrical Release Date: 06/18/1969

Language: English

Genre: Western, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Actors: William Holden, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson, Warren Oates, Edmond O'Brien

Plot: A group of old gunfighters are looking for the last score before they retire in the old west.

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Rating of
4/4

SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018

Peckinpah goes fuckin' demented in what may be the best western of the 60s along with Leone's deliveries. The representation of the national frontier and the stereotypical portrayal of misogynous fierceness by the typical Mexican macho gets my full approval. Despite it was weird (and funny!) to see famous Golden Age Hollywood actors attempting to speak Spanish at their best, if this does not have the best explosive western shootout in cinema history, I don't know where the hell it is. Rodriguez and Tarantino haven't stopped thanking Peckinpah. 97/100

Rating of
3.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 09/25/2013

'The Wild Bunch' is a western generally remembered for it's violence and genre specific agenda. I can't relate much criticism for a film that achieves such a high level of fan service. I mean, seriously, this contains every hallmark turned up to almost eleven. A fun, thrilling, and immensely bloody gunslinger.

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/22/2013

It probably took me a lot longer than necessary to watch this western. I think The Wild Bunch is a good movie for sure, but might fall just short of great. The main problem is that the characters just aren't fleshed out enough to connect to anyone. The action scenes are amazing, though, and the actors do a good job of balancing comedy and drama. Western fans should not pass it up.

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Rating of
2.5/4

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 05/17/2013

Relentless action, enticing score, lush settings and realistic outfits make it worth viewing. It has it's own flaws such as the lack of character development, iffy screenplay and plot direction. Has one of the most eciting openings for its genre but eventually dwindles towards the middle. The film revolves around Pike Bishop (William Holden), Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine), brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), and Angel (Jaime S├ínchez). No leads to enthusiastically root for, story not as clear and ending lacks impact compared to the roaring intro. Many westerns have been created with amazing results. It was surprising that such a highly regarded movie and included in many best films list. Overall, The Wild Bunch is an average western that is action packed …

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Rating of
3/4

"The Wild Bunch" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 04/30/2012

Sam Peckinpah's eulogy to the old west is regarded as something of a classic of the genre. One of the most striking things about this film is the total lack of a "good guy vs. bad guy" mentality, something Peckinpah made clear right from the opening scene when Holden's men arrive dressed as soldiers, seemingly about to be ambushed by outlaws. But everything is not as it seems. Holden and his gang are a bunch of outlaws and thieves but operate with loyalty and a code of honour. Robert Ryan, an ex-partner, heads a pack of bounty hunters hunting them down who act like the vultures picking through the trail of corpses they leave behind. Boasting not one, but two of the most spectacular shoot outs ever committed to celluloid, the final scenes redefine the word "bloodbath" and make a John Woo …

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