31 August 2011 | Wizard-8
More of the same
This is a sequel to the Terence Hill Italian television movie "Doc West" (apparently, both movies were filmed back to back). Whatever you thought of the first movie, chances are you'll feel about the same about this follow-up. For a television movie, the production values are very good, with warm cinematography, skillful camera movements, and a pretty expensive look. Also, Paul Sorvino does a good job as the town sheriff. Unfortunately, that's all about what I can say is positive about this movie. Once again, Terence Hill looks and acts very tired - at times it looks like he is wishing he wasn't there. There are a number of subplots that are not resolved (such as the cowboy who falls in love with a Chinese woman), and the main plot concerning the poker tournament is almost an afterthought. The movie isn't really actively bad - it's just so tired and sluggish that it doesn't have the energy to really annoy you, instead making you fall asleep in front of your television set.