Parents' Guide to

For a Few Dollars More

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

More violence and Clint-itude in Italian Western.

Movie NR 1967 130 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Adult viewing. Not recommended for children.

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 13+

Great message but uses rape as plot device.

The rape scene is explicit. The antagonist rips the woman's nightgown off and there is brief nudity. As a rape survivor myself who has received 10+ years of treatment and therapy for PTSD this scene it did cause a return of symptoms. The woman's suicide is a point of discussion for non-consensual sex and how society treats those who cope with rape trauma. Rape is not a form of entertainment. The overall plot is good but there is quite a bit of violence. This film is best for teens watched supervised. There is a bit of a reveal at the end when we learn the rape was avenged. The acting is very good.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (16):

Judged by some fans as better than the original, this sequel feels like a longer ride in the saddle with a tangled and flashback-confused plotline. Somewhat tedious and lengthy complications ensue as Eastwood's character infiltrates the gang. Plus, fragments of Indio's back story try to fill in why the vengeful Mortimer wants to get him most of all. It helps to know that a music box-like tune heard throughout the picture isn't simply part of the background soundtrack, but a musical watch (that can be heard clear across the desert) and a major clue.

As in A Fistful of Dollars, the movie plays a numbers game, only it's not Eastwood manipulating the outlaws into killing one another so he can handle the dwindled survivors. Instead, Indio tries to arrange for the bounty hunters to kill as many of his own posse as possible, so there are fewer bandits to share the stolen bank loot ... a scheme that might leave Indio at a certain disadvantage in the long run.

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