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Year
1969
Runtime
135 min.
Director
Sam Peckinpah
Genres
Action, Adventure, Western
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
64,108
Checks
12,576
Favs
952
Dislikes
93
Favs/checks
7.6% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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  1. KloVero's avatar

    KloVero

    I'm surprised nobody pointed out the beautiful metaphore with children that occured throughout the whole movie. To me, it was the most interesting aspect of the film; how the protagonists looked at those kids and all the nostalgia and regrets that came with it. That, and the editing, what wonderful job! I agree that the themes have been better carried by ''Unforgiven'', but we mustn't forget that ''The Whild Bunch'' was made 23 years earlier.

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    We all dream of being a child again, even the worst of us. Perhaps the worst most of all.
    5 years ago
  2. Unit 731's avatar

    Unit 731

    Best western ever made. Hands down. I think that Sergio Leone westerns are good fun and they are my personal favorites, but I think TWB has much more to offer and say.

    A lot of you sorry folk like to break it down to just gunfights when it offers so much more. Sure the movie starts and ends with probably few of the biggest bloodbaths on screen, but the middle acts are also important. The incredible ending wouldn't have that impact if we didn't see how the western mythology deteriorates around these men whose time is long gone by.

    The themes and characters are just so plain Peckinpah and I love every second of it. I also love the acting throughout the movie, but I have to admit Warren Oates' character is my favorite. IMO he was one of the greatest character-actors there ever was.
    There is that great feeling watching a Peckinpah film, when he invites you into his bleak and cynical world ran by twisted men.

    quote:
    If they move, kill 'em
    6 years 5 months ago
  3. dchauvin's avatar

    dchauvin

    Unlike others, I came into the movie with little expectations and was quite pleasantly surprised, although it was a little boring and disjointed at times. The brutal end scene was really something. 8 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #22 in IMDb's Western Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #27 in Tim Dirks's 100+ Most Controversial Films of All-Time
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  3. This movie ranks #58 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  4. This movie ranks #64 in Taschen's 100 All-Time Favorite Movies
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  5. This movie ranks #67 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  6. This movie ranks #69 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills
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  8. This movie ranks #82 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  9. This movie ranks #82 in Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
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  10. This movie ranks #94 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  11. This movie ranks #97 in BFI's 100 Westerns
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  12. This movie ranks #169 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  13. This movie ranks #279 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  14. This movie ranks #300 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  15. This movie ranks #331 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  16. This movie ranks #442 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  17. This movie ranks #483 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  18. This movie ranks #497 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  19. This movie ranks #592 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  20. This movie ranks #711 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  21. This movie ranks #974 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  22. This movie ranks #974 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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