3 August 2009 | FightingWesterner
Dead Man's Bounty (the film's American title) has the look and feel of a classic Italian western. The cinematography, costumes, and sets look great. The cast is rugged, not a pretty face among them. At the beginning I was preparing for a pretty cool movie but what I eventually witnessed was an absolute disaster.
The script was perfectly dreadful. There was no suspense whatsoever and very little action or worthwhile drama.
Despite looking great, the cast spoke (English) with heavy European accents that were often unintelligible.
The final nail in it's coffin was the broad streak of pretentiousness that taints most of the picture, focusing heavily on the character of the barmaid who's featured in a couple of very awkward sex scenes. Also her speech near the end was repugnant!
The only novelty comes from the stunt casting of Val Kilmer in the role of the dead man, continuing his recent string of DOA performances!