Saturday, 4 July 2015
The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972)
Lee Van Cleef plays the lead, a semi-retired marshal who talks himself into one last desperate stand against a monstrous enemy. It’s fair to say that the rest of the cast aren't as strong as they could've been, but the story more than makes up for it. It doesn't skip on motivation for Cleef and the moral ambiguity gets more attention than before, raising questions about whether killing or dying in the name of good can redeem a wicked soul or taint a kind one.
3½ long odds in pits out of 5