I just rewatched "100 Rifles" and it is still a joy to watch, good actors and effective action makes this very spaghetti-like US western simmer, as well as a very sexy Raquel Welsh. Made 2 years before Leone made his "Duck You Sucker" and has a surprisingly lot of elements in common with it. A healthy dose of humor is also infused into this film. 7/10
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100 Rifles (1969)
In 19th century Mexico a native revolutionary,Yaqui Joe,robs a bank to buy arms for his oppressed people but he finds himself wanted by American lawmen and the Mexican Army.
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Reynolds plays Yaqui Joe, an Indian who robs a bank in order to buy guns for his people who are being savagely repressed by the government. Set in turn of the century Mexico, it tells the story of his flight into Mexico and his pursuit by an American lawman. They eventually become allies and team up with Welch to take up the cause of the Indians.
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Very Enjoyable US SpaghettiReviewed byMacholicVote: 7/10
100 Rifles is directed by Tom Gries and Gries adapts to screenplay with Clair Huffaker from Robert MacLeod's novel The Californio. It stars Burt Reynolds, Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, Fernando Lamas and Dan O'Herlihy. Music is by Jerry Goldsmith and cinematography by Cecilio Paniagua.
Arizona lawman Lydecker (Brown) travels into Mexico to arrest bank robber Yaqui Joe Herrera (Reynolds), and lands in the middle of a war between the Yaquis and the Mexican army.
A good blood pumping Oater feasting on Spaghetti leanings, 100 Rifles boasts star appeal coupled with exciting genre staples. Filmed in Almeria in Spain, pic doesn't lack for smooth on the eyes locations either. The dialogue is a mixture of cheese and the philosophical, but it sits well in the production. It's strong on violence, with a number of action sequences very well constructed, while it has a cheeky glint in its eye and for sure is sexy into the bargain. OK, so the cast aren't exactly pulling up any trees, but they are fun to watch as we take in weasel villains and lovable rogues.
Good time to be had here. 7/10
What makes a film crew, living a stones-throw away from the real Mexico, book a flight all the way to Spain to film a movie about the Mexican revolution? I don't know, but they sure had a lot of fun, especially Burt Reynolds and Fernando Lamas, who's half-breed redneck and bloodthirsty general characters are way more interesting than those of top-billed Jim Brown and Raquel Welch. In fact, it's easy to see here why Burt seemed to rule the big screen in the nineteen-seventies.
The violence is potent and the pace is breezy enough for the most part. The only real drawback is the sense of deja-vu that hangs over the proceedings. I mean, we've been down this revolutionary road a lot, in about a million other movies, with varying degrees of success.
One point of interest for some is the appearance of tragic Spanish starlet Soledad Miranda, who appears in her only non-dubbed English-speaking role as Burt's gloriously unclothed bedmate. She really should have been in the rest of the movie!