- Wed-Thu, December 5-6Dir. Sergio Corbucci, Italy, 1966, 93 min., NR, 35mm
After massacring a village of Indians, outlaw Mervy "Vee" Duncan (Aldo Sambrell) and his band of henchmen are besieged by a lone vigilante, the only survivor of the massacre. Referred to as "one of the great revenge movies of all time" by Quentin Tarantino, NAVAJO JOE stars Burt Reynolds as the one-man deathsquad, out to bring the villainous outlaws to justice in a bloodbath of stylish, grisly, tomahawk-tossing retribution. Featuring one of composer Ennio Morricone's greatest scores.
“Fashions some bold widescreen frames from the men and mountain terrain. There's also a breathlessly edited, dizzily exciting train robbery sequence and some startling, pre-Peckinpah graphic violence.” – J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
“A superior Italian Western… Burt Reynolds’ inscrutable acting style and Ippoliti’s fine cinematography give the film a distinctive edge.” – Phil Hardy
"The best of all possible Burt Reynolds vehicles." – Alex Cox, The New York Times
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