Bandolero!

1968

Action / Crime / Drama / Romance / Western

8
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 49%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 3656

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Cast

Raquel Welch as Maria Stoner
James Stewart as Mace Bishop
Dean Martin as Dee Bishop
George Kennedy as Sheriff July Johnson
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795.98 MB
1280*534
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 46 min
P/S 4 / 5
1.63 GB
1920*800
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 46 min
P/S 4 / 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10

A Fun Western, James Stewart is Tops

Mace Bishop (James Stewart) masquerades as a hangman in order to save his outlaw brother from the gallows, runs to Mexico chased by the sheriff's posse and fights against Mexican bandits.

The film was shot at the Alamo Village, the movie set originally created for John Wayne's "The Alamo". The Alamo Village is located north of Brackettville, Texas. I wonder how many film sets were strewn about the desert over the years. Of course, many were reused, but with how many westerns were made, it seemed there must have been a lot of small villages going up.

Say what you will, but I think James Stewart made the best westerns. John Wayne was a bigger star of the genre and Clint Eastwood picked up Wayne's place later... but James Stewart just has a presence about him, no matter what he was doing, he made you want to watch it.

Reviewed by Decker187 7 / 10

Not a Bad Little Western

Not sure why it's being bashed so much. My Mom, sister and I sat down on a Saturday afternoon and caught this "sleeper" quite by accident and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. There's plenty of characterization, good acting, a decent plot and enough gunfighting to satisfy most action enthusiasts. It took me about a half hour to get used to James Stewart being a bad guy, but once I accepted it, I enjoyed the rest of the movie without even giving it a second thought. Only one thing annoyed me: gunfighters jamming their guns forward with every shot. It's an amateur move, and I wish the Director would have left that out, but it's only a minor annoyance. Look up the Director and you'll see that this movie fits his style perfectly. A little different from what you might expect from Mr. Stewart, but definitely worth a watch. Just remember: Don't spit in church, scratch yourself in front of your Ma, or pick your nose.

Reviewed by Nazi_Fighter_David 7 / 10

Dour and downbeat but well-staged Western with emphasis on hanging and rape; an unusual mixture but smoothly assembled…

In the sixties Stewart has shown no signs of losing interest in the Western, completing three for Andrew V. McLaglen—the emotional but dignified 'Shenandoah,' 'The Rare Breed,' and 'Bandolero!' He also joins his old colleague, Henry Fonda, for 'Firecreek' and made "The Cheyenne Social Club," under the direction of Gene Kelly…

Stewart embraced the Western relatively late in his career, but did so whole-heartedly and has earned special place in the history of the genre... He probably didn't expect McLaglen to inspire him to a character excessively theatrical, McLaglen's forte was action, and this he delivered in a professional, if hardly spectacular style... The entire tone of the picture, which co-stars Dean Martin as his outlaw younger brother and Raquel Welch, singularly out of place in a Western setting, is decided1y superficial…

Raquel Welch seems painfully ill at ease as the grieving widow of a man killed by fugitive outlaw brothers (Martin and Stewart) in a holdup… She comes across more as a camp-follower than as an outraged widow, who gradually falls in love with Martin… Her suit is aided by Stewart, who would like his younger brother to leave his life of crime and settle down to something more respectable

The plot piles on the Western clichés… It is the post-Civil War west; older brother Stewart fought in the Union Army, younger brother Martin in the Confederate ranks… Pretending to be a hangman (he has stolen the guy's getup on the road) Stewart rescues Martin from the scaffold… After they've held up a bank, intrepid sheriff George Kennedy chases Stewart and Martin to Mexico, with hostage Welch in tow… In a peculiar plot twist, the outlaws find themselves temporary allies with the sheriff when they are set upon by Mexican bandits…

McLaglen does keep the action moving, and Welch tries to be sexy in the style audiences had come to expect of her, but is suffocated under her frustrated widow character...

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