Film Review – JOE KIDD (1972)

Joe Kidd (1972; USA; Technicolor; 88m) ∗∗∗  d. John Sturges; w. Elmore Leonard; ph. Bruce Surtees; m. Lalo Schifrin.  Cast: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud, Stella Garcia, James Wainwright, Paul Koslo, Gregory Walcott, Dick Van Patten, Lynne Marta, Pepe Hern, Joaquin Martinez, John Carter, Ron Soble. An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader. Eastwood and Duvall add class to an otherwise routine Western. Superbly photographed by Surtees who uses the location to maximum effect. Story lacks a satisfactory resolution but has its moments in through a number of well-staged set-pieces. [15]

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