After the Civil War, ex-Confederate soldiers heading for a new life in Mexico run into ex-Union cavalrymen selling horses to the Mexican government but they must join forces to fight off Mexican bandits and revolutionaries.
After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government for $35 a head while Langdon is leading a contingent of displaced southerners, who are looking for a new life in Mexico after losing their property to carpetbaggers. The two men are eventually forced to mend their differences in order to fight off both bandits and revolutionaries, as they try to lead their friends and kin to safety.Written by
The seven vote is simply an attempt at film criticism objectivity.
But, since I'll always end up watching the darn thing when I spot it surfing channels, and having felt majorly disappointed when I missed all but the end on AMC, it has to be a 9 in terms of enjoyability, to me.
Love the music too. I'll be singing it every so often just by happenstance.
The ending is somewhat ironic. No huge climactic battle against Rojas, but a prior fight against the forces of Mexico the cowboys were intending to supply the horses to.
Not the Wild Bunch, but also not the mean-spirited, bloody movie either that might prevent me from plopping down on a sofa with my kids to watch it. They get tired of me trying to imitate the Duke. I love the Wild Bunch, but its anti-hero, violent nonconformity which was so potent then has lost its luster after so many years of Hollywood trying to imitate its original glamor.
"The conversation sorta dried up." - Duke "You go to hell." - Dub Taylor Great lines. Great cast. Good fun.
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