For a Few Dollars More

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"The man with no name is back... the man in black is waiting... a walking arsenal - he uncoils, strikes and kills!"
  • R
  • 1965
  • 2 hr 12 min
  • 8.2  (272,945)
  • 74

For a Few Dollars More is a classic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef. Released in 1965, it is the second installment in Leone's Dollars Trilogy, which also includes A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The film follows two bounty hunters, Colonel Douglas Mortimer (Van Cleef) and Monco (Eastwood), who initially compete to capture wanted criminals in the Old West but eventually team up to hunt down the ruthless bandit Indio (Gian Maria Volontè) and his gang. Though they have different backgrounds and motives, Mortimer and Monco are both expert gunslingers willing to bend the law to fulfill their missions.

The opening scene establishes Monco as a force to be reckoned with when he cleverly bests an escaped convict in a tense showdown. Mortimer is introduced as a refined gentleman who nevertheless harbors a secret vendetta against Indio. When Mortimer learns of Monco's quest for the lucrative reward money on Indio's head, he proposes they partner up to take down the bandit.

As the two bounty hunters close in on Indio's gang, Leone builds suspense through iconic close-ups, sweeping landscapes, and Ennio Morricone's memorable score. There are several outstanding gunfights including an explosive climax as Mortimer and Monco confront Indio in a haunting standoff.

Eastwood brings his trademark squint and deadpan delivery to the role of Monco, in one of his earliest appearances as the iconic "Man with No Name" character. Van Cleef is equally striking as the enigmatic Mortimer, providing a nuanced counterbalance to Monco's stoicism. Meanwhile, Volontè delivers a brilliantly unhinged performance as the volatile Indio.

For a Few Dollars More is an outstanding achievement in the Western genre that ultimately humanizes its gunslinger antiheroes. While the film includes all the shootouts and visual style that Leone fans expect, it also explores themes of revenge, justice, and moral code through the complex relationship between Monco and Mortimer. Their uneasy alliance drives the story forward, punctuated by bursts of action.

By the film's clever and poetic finale, Mortimer and Monco earn not only their bounties but also a hard-won mutual respect. For a Few Dollars More remains an influential and wildly entertaining Western that cemented Leone's reputation as a master of the genre. With striking set pieces, an evocative score, and powerhouse performances by Eastwood and Van Cleef, this classic stands the test of time as one of the definitive Spaghetti Westerns.

For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 western with a runtime of 2 hours and 12 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.2 and a MetaScore of 74.

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    8.2  (272,945)
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