Great Silence, The ( grande silenzio, Il ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 5006

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 24

Theatrical Release Date: 11/19/1968

Language: English

Genre: Western

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Sergio Corbucci

Actors: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marisa Merlini, Frank Wolff, Klaus Kinski, Vonetta McGee

Plot: A mute Gunman travels to a mountainous town where is asked by many to get revenge on one of their family members death while a group of Bounty Hunters allegedly kill wanted men for a price.

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/10/2011

1st time Ive ever watched a Western where the good guy didnt win in the end

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goodfellamike - wrote on 09/12/2008

Spaghetti western gets standard treatment here; interesting talent and good wintry locations go a long way. Final Grade: C+

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Alex - wrote on 04/02/2007

An interesting western that has a very un-Hollywood ending. I was expecting more when I heard that this compares to Serio Leone's classics. I was misinformed. If you are a fan of westerns, this one should please you, if not - stay away.

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Spaghetti served cold

Bribaba - wrote on 05/04/2011

Corbucci’s brutal western recreates the Snow Hill, Utah, massacre of 1898, and pulls no punches in doing so. Jean-Louis Trintignant stars as not only the man with no name (complete with cheroot), but the man with no voice. Jean-Louis looks quite at home on the range which is more than can be said for his nemesis and bounty hunter Klaus Kinski who wears a fur coat so huge, he looks like he stepped out of his old friend’s documentary about bears.

The subtitled dialogue is pretty terrible and the Italian cast with their cissy haircuts don’t exactly exude authenticity as cowpokes. Combine all this with a lack of respect for the ‘code of the west’, epitomized in an ending which is beyond bleak, and you begin to see why western purists hate the spaghetti offshoots so much. It’s …

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