Dollar For The Dead A very quick gunman is on the run from a rancher and his men out to kill him for killing his son. The gunman gets mixed up with a former Confederate soldier who has knowledge of hidden gold. The only trouble is he is also pursued by Union soldiers. When they free a man with part of the map to the gold, they then are also pursued by Spanish soldiers. It all leads to a small Mexican town terrorized by soldiers and led a by a good priest who also has knowledge of the gold.
Highly enjoyable homage to classic westerns
Dollar for the Dead is a great little western experiment, and should be seen by all western enthusiasts – especially if you like Sergio Leone’s western style, or almost any western with Clint Eastwood.
The movie is pretty predictable all the way, but that’s really missing the point. It never tries to be a great work of art – just an homage to the old spaghetti westerns.
The style of the movie is great, it has all the right clichés, and the cast works well together – I especially liked William Forsythe in this movie. The movie is pepped up with a modern pace, hilarious over-the-top shootouts and a good dose of comic relief – which all works great. You just have to recognize the movie’s almost sarcastic way of approaching the whole genre.
Pretty good shoot-em-up western with some good acting