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  1. Reviewed by: Don Druker
    90
    A marvelous sense of detail and spectacular effects--good fun all the way.
  2. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    88
    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.
  3. 80
    The resultant mix of dreaminess, violence and politics is a bit unwieldy, but it sticks to your ribs. You'll savor pieces of Duck, You Sucker in your head much later: the mark of a work by a true voluptuary, the overspill in whose craft comes as much from enthusiasm as arrogance.
  4. 70
    As ambitious as it is anachronistic, Duck, You Sucker demands to be read through the prism of World War II as well as 1968. Could this be the last movie in the great Italian tradition that began in 1945?
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    60
    Well-plotted action, but as in most of Leone's films scenes seem to have been deleted from the American prints.
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  1. OzyM.
    Mar 2, 2006
    10
    Two of the best Actors ever! Stiger & Coburn . I just wish we could have had more of that combo!
  2. barney
    Dec 11, 2005
    10
    Quite simply the best movie ever made. An incredible statement perhaps but the depth and bredth of this movie is breathtalking. Those who 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. Expand
  3. Apr 13, 2013
    9
    Giù la testa (Duck, You Sucker) directed by Sergio Leone, amazing movie, an absolute masterpiece, wonderful soundtrack ennio morricone, thisGiù la testa (Duck, You Sucker) directed by Sergio Leone, amazing movie, an absolute masterpiece, wonderful soundtrack ennio morricone, this is the true cinema. Collapse

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