The Wild Bunch

Dir: Sam Peckinpah
Cast: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan
139mins   1969   US   18   English   

Screened as part of Robert's Genre Club
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It's 1913, and the "traditional" American West is dying. Amongst the inhabitants of this dying era are a gang known as "the wild bunch." After a failed railroad office robbery, the gang heads to Mexico to do one last job. Seeing their times and lives drifting away in the 20th century, the gang takes the job and ends up in a brutally violent last stand against their enemies deemed to be corrupt, in a small Mexican town ruled by a ruthless general.

'The hard action, bracing wit and mournful grace of Peckinpah’s cowboy classic shames every new movie around. It’s a towering achievement that grows more riveting and resonant with the years' - Pete Travers, Rolling Stone

'Probably the greatest western of all time, stunning in its execution and audacity' - Robert Senior

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