A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars ★★★★½

Joe: When a man's got money in his pocket he begins to appreciate peace.

I recently watched “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” without realizing it was the last movie in the man with no name trilogy. I have decided to watch the first two movies too and so far the watch order doesn’t seem to matter. 
I liked this movie much better than “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and I think it was mainly because of the length. Both movies did many things right but “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” felt dragged out, where this movie had a perfect length and pacing. 
The story was good (apparently stolen too but I enjoyed the movie enough to ignore that) and it really fit the western genre well. 
The actors did a good job in their roles and Clint Eastwood was as good as ever. In his young days he seemed to have more charm and personality than in some of his other roles, where he is just the angry cool guy, which was nice to see. 
I am usually not a big fan of the western genre but this movie really worked for me, with the interesting gunfights and our hero playing the two families against each other.

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