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Thursday, 3 December 2015

100 Rifles (1969)

A kind of hybrid of war film and western set in Mexico with an unusual level of diversity in its characters, including Yaqui Indians, a ‘half-breed’, a black lawman, and German and Mexican soldiers. The rifles of the title are to be used in an uprising, but keeping a hold of them isn’t easy.
A more engaging use of the component parts would've surely helped the film register as a larger blip on a western/war fan’s radar, but as it stands it’s mostly just average, peaking occasionally above the line.

2½ general incidents out of 5

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