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1,620 Ratings

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Mexico, United States, 1974
Action, Drama, Crime

Synopsis

Scandal causes a powerful Mexican rancher to declare a bounty on the head of Alfredo Garcia. A piano player hears of the reward through two bounty hunters, and sets off to claim the money for himself.

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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) is simply one of the greatest American films, a protracted, pained scream directed at a society where all values have been supplanted by price tags, in which Warren Oates’s increasingly unhinged cantina piano man, rendered seemingly Godmode invulnerable by his reckless suicidal grief, tries repeatedly to ascertain the cost of a human life from behind the barrel of a blazing pistol.
April 01, 2016
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It was the director’s most personal film, and its images feel almost too intimate. It’s less a film than a booze-soaked diary whose pages have been ripped out and hung up to dry.
September 09, 2015
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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is indelible not only because of its amazing central visual metaphor – a moldering skull right out of Shakespeare that becomes a sounding board for poor, death-wishing Warren Oates – but because Peckinpah writes his personal philosophy into the space between the shoot-out.
August 17, 2015
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