A Bullet for Sandoval

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"A gritty story of seething hatred and thrilling adventure."
  • PG-13
  • 1969
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.7  (520)

A Bullet for Sandoval is a spaghetti western movie from 1969 directed by Julio Buchs. This movie stars George Hilton as Juan, Ernest Borgnine as Don Pedro Sandoval, and Alberto de Mendoza as Garcia. The movie is set in the mid 19th century in Mexico. Juan, a young man who was abandoned by his mother at the age of four, has grown up to be a skilled gunman. He is seeking vengeance against Don Pedro Sandoval, a wealthy landowner who killed Juan's father, Vicente. When Juan has the opportunity to kill Sandoval, he nearly misses his chance due to the arrival of a group of American soldiers, led by a General, who is looking to strike a deal with Sandoval.

Juan kills Sandoval's son, Jesus, during a failed attempt at seizing his father's property. With his son's death, Sandoval is looking to seek revenge on Juan. Meanwhile, Garcia, a wealthy businessman from Mexico City, moves to the small town and tries to take over Sandoval's land. Garcia hires Juan to work for him, but Juan discovers that Garcia not only wants to take over Sandoval's land but also other people's land. Juan decides to switch allegiances and work with Sandoval to stop Garcia's plans.

The movie is not like traditional western movies as it propagates a political message that was not common in typical Western films. The movie relied heavily on political issues that plagued Mexico during the time. The rich landowners who owned vast acres of land were oppressive and cruel towards the poor farmers who worked the land. The filmmaker takes an anti-capitalist stance by portraying the wealthy businessmen as villains who want to consolidate economic power and crush the competition.

The movie also portrays the power and influence of the church in the lives of the Mexicans, which was at the root of many of Mexico's problems. The clergy was used to enforce oppressive laws designed to maintain an ideal situation for the landowners. The film portrayed the soldiers and the church as allies of the wealthy elites and as oppressors of the poor Mexican population. The soldiers are portrayed as corrupt individuals who would easily abandon any ideal for the sake of their own personal gains.

The cinematography of the movie is excellent. The movie was filmed in a rural area, and the dusty climate and arid landscape of the terrain were captured excellently. The use of close-up shots was also a predominant feature in the movie; the close-up shots made the characters' emotions and reactions vivid and had a powerful impact on the audience.

The acting in the movie is top-notch. George Hilton plays Juan with a lot of emotional depth. Alberto de Mendoza's performance as the wealthy capitalist Garcia is excellent, and Ernest Borgnine's performance as Don Pedro Sandoval is also powerful. The movie has a lot of plot twists and turns, which add to the suspense of the film.

A Bullet for Sandoval is a movie that will keep you entertained throughout its running time. It is also a movie that provides a lot of food for thought. The political and economic issues that the movie tackles are still relevant today, and the movie has a message that will resonate with many modern viewers.

In conclusion, A Bullet for Sandoval is a spaghetti Western movie that is worth watching. The movie has a powerful message that is still relevant today. The acting is top-notch, and the cinematography is excellent. I would highly recommend watching this movie if you want to experience a unique Western movie with a powerful message.

A Bullet for Sandoval is a 1969 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

A Bullet for Sandoval
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    5.7  (520)