Once Upon a Time in the West

Movie review by Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Leone's violent epic Western is an essential masterpiece.

PG-13 1969 165 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 14+

Spaghetti Western at its finest!

As a kid growing up with no cable tv I would come across Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns on tv and could not sit through 30 minutes. The pace was too slow for an 8 year old. Once Upon a Time in the West was the first film that unlocked the allure of the spaghetti western. Almost three hours long and I was on pins and needles almost the entire time. An incredible performance by Bronson and Robards and lest we forget Fonda. The final shootout...I'm sweating just thinking about it. Cinematographically stunning and tight tension. A great film.
age 18+

A Beautiful and Ugly Movie

For adults only in my view, i saw it as a kid and was disturbed with some scenes, watching it as i am older, i really enjoy the musical score, the cinematography, and the unsual casting of Fonda and Robards. In addition, i think it is Charles Bronson's best film of his career.

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