Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Don Druker
    A marvelous sense of detail and spectacular effects--good fun all the way.
  2. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    At its most simplified, Sucker punches its way to the top of the Italian-western mountains, but never reaches the peak of its immortalized trilogy brethren.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 13, 2013
    GiĆ¹ la testa (Duck, You Sucker) directed by Sergio Leone, amazing movie, an absolute masterpiece, wonderful soundtrack ennio morricone, this is the true cinema. Full Review »
  2. OzyM.
    Mar 2, 2006
    Two of the best Actors ever! Stiger & Coburn . I just wish we could have had more of that combo!
  3. barney
    Dec 11, 2005
    Quite simply the best movie ever made. An incredible statement perhaps but the depth and bredth of this movie is breathtalking. Those who deride it as purile are obviously not capable of accepting the journey of growth undergone by these two men during the movie. This is sadly why this movie is not received by the mainstream audience. They are expecting a fully eveolved 'dynamic hero' character from the very beginning - a one dimensional executioner as we have seen in the previous leone films with the exception of once upon a time in the west. The two main characters in this film undergo a journey filled initially with greed or selfish ego driven concerns but ultimately through the tragedy of personal loss and an acquirred empathy for other humans in suffering they grown and become true human beings - well almost - eventually they tire of the killing even though they realise they are stuck on a path which even though they no longer believe in it's aims or it's method are nevertheless still fated to see through till the end. This is opera at its most sophisticated and one of a truly handful of movies that genuinely attempts to teach us something.Perhaps if you can not accept this movie then you should ask yourself 'have I grown since the dollars trilogy' or am I still simply hooked on hollow emotionless gunbattles and gangster antics. Go on watch the movie and learn to cry - becuase this is a film that should bring many tears to your eyes. They call it the forgotten masterpiece but it not fogotten it is ignored as so often the harsh reality of life is. For me leone retrograded with once upon a time in america - he never again achieved the pathos of this movie. The music is superb and sergio donatti deserved to be recognised for the humanity he managed to sneak into this film. Full Review »