djross wrote:For a contrary opinion, here is my review: "Great sets and lush photography cannot conceal that this is a movie of thoroughly unlikable cardboard-cutout characters who are moved through a ludicrous plot uttering third-rate dialogue, with inexplicably lengthy pauses between almost every line. The performances are poor by both the known stars and the youthful actors playing their counterparts, and the syrupy Morricone score does not help. Looks very nice on blu-ray but this movie cannot be recommended." Score: 35. Tier: 2.
If you feel OUATIA had inexplicably lengthy pauses, you probably haven't watched Once Upon a Time in the West. The pauses are thrice as long and twice as inexplicable there.
West - Tier 3
Long pauses & people walking slowly permeate what could have been a good movie. Editing 20 minutes of these zero value scenes would have given you a nice, tight movie.
America - Tier 6
I am left wondering if the movie really got over or did they just run out of space on the DVD? Hopefully in the future, when we have denser storage media, they will re-release with the full 500 minutes which Leone originally shot.
Once upon a time in the west however had the better story, dialogues, acting etc even if I have ranked it lower. It's just that the inexplicable pauses are intolerable.