STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1
VERDICT – 4/5
1) A wild bunch led by Pike Bishop on a task given by Mexican Federales to steal US Army weapons shipment, while the US railroad is hunting Pike’s gang with the help of his former ally, Deke Thornton.
2) A groundbreaking Sam Peckinpah’s western for its technical aspect. Fascinating cinematography with quick-cut editing and slow-motion action scenes.
3) The movie features 3 massive action sequences. The first one is the opening shootout at the railroad station; the second is the train-heist, and the third (also the climactic) sequence is the mother of all violent shootout with a staggering body count.
Pike: What would you do in his place? He gave his word.
Dutch: He gave his word to a railroad.
Pike: It’s his word.
Dutch: That ain’t what counts! It’s who you give it *to*!