Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mr. Majestyk (1974)

1st View
Format: DVD
Venue: Rivendell (Bronsothon)

The Good: Great action, great cast, lots of fun. The deceptively gritty story rooted in grassroots America and the photographic approach to the shot composition reminded me of Sam Peckinpah. Bronson is one bad melon farmer...literally. 

The Bad: It does take a while to get going and the payoff could have been much stronger.

The Weird: The scene wherein the mobsters decide to hit Bronson where it hurts leads to the most brutal watermelon massacre every captured on screen. 

Rating: 7/10 Atkins

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