Monday, September 6, 2010

Valdez is Coming (1971): review- 6/10


An aging sherrif, Valdez, has shot a wrong murder suspect: he approaches an unpleasant landowner for compensation for the suspect's widow.

Though solidly made, the film does not touch as it might because the standoff between Valdez and his landowner counterpart is not perfectly realised.

This might be because the landowner lacks the glamour that wicked characters need, or it could be because they do not mirror each other sufficiently, and the film therefore lacks moral complexity.

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