6 June 2009 | michaelwotruba
Solid tortilla western
Arizona, a Bounty Killer, comes back home and discovers that the malevolent Styles has taken possession of his father's ranch, and dominates on the village. With the help of Duffy, the heroic gunslinger will vengeance himself and set the villagers free from the evil tyrant. Directed with solid craft by Juan Bosch ("Los buitres cavarán tu fosa", 1972), the movie has its plus sides on the music, by the quite always excellent Bruno Nicolai (who scored several westerns and "giallo" movies, as well as the Jesus Franco movies made for H. A. Tower), and the good work of cinematographer Giancarlo Ferrando ("Dallas", 1975 by Bosch too). A banal story, but done with intelligence, is pushed by the solid characterizations offered by a good cast - Indio González ("Gentleman Jo… uccidi", 1967 by Giorgio Stegani) above all – making this movie not yet a masterpiece, but a fairly good piece of entertainment.