The Wild Bunch

Title: The Wild Bunch
Year: 1969
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writers: Walon Green & Sam Peckinpah; story by Green & Roy N. Sickner
Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien
Music: Jerry Fielding
Distinctions: Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Score; currently #171 on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a group of bandits steals US guns for a Mexican general
Length: 145 minutes
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), February 2009
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 7/10 (points off for story, pacing and music) c. 2.7/4 (Good).

Large parts of it are great, but a lot is boring, too. It’s worth sitting through to get to the good parts, but I don’t see why people love it.

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