A Fistful of Dollars

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Guns galore in intro "spaghetti Western" serving.

NR 2007 102 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 29 reviews

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age 11+

A great Leone primer

When I was a kid it felt like Leone spaghetti westerns were on all of the time in the afternoon on Saturdays or Sundays. I remember trying to watch them because there was nothing else on and feeling as if they were the most difficult films to watch because they were sooooooo sloooooooow. I was 7 and bored. Now I love the crap out of these soooo sloooow films and revel in their deliberateness. A Fistful of Dollars feels cheesier to me than I remember but maybe it's my giddy anticipation of A Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly that makes me more excited about this film. Also, it's Leone's version of Yojimbo and it very much shows.
age 15+

First time CSM let us down

This film is more violent than it's rated here. Yes, there's not a lot of gore, but there is a lot of violent death, and particularly sadistic murders, with closeups of people laughing. There's sexual assault. This is not a movie for preteens.

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Too much violence

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