Reynolds plays Yaqui Joe, an Indian who robs a bank in order to buy guns for his people who are being savagely repressed by the government. Set in turn of the century Mexico, it tells the ... See full summary »
Reynolds plays Yaqui Joe, an Indian who robs a bank in order to buy guns for his people who are being savagely repressed by the government. Set in turn of the century Mexico, it tells the story of his flight into Mexico and his pursuit by an American lawman. They eventually become allies and team up with Welch to take up the cause of the Indians. Written by
After the fight scene in the desert, the rebels see the Mexican Army coming across the vast wasteland towards them. They ride down the edge of a steep hill and in the very next scene are seen riding along a flowing river among lush green trees. See more »
Yaqui Joe Herrera:
How come they done give you a badge in the first place?
Well I guess I took a job nobody wanted. And even at that it took me a whole year to get it.
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Rickety spaghetti western with cartoonish violence and all the standard clichés...
Jim Brown isn't too bad as a sheriff who chases half-breed bank robber Burt Reynolds to Mexico, where both are captured by the vicious Mexican Army, but Raquel Welch is surprisingly underused as a guerrilla fighter. All the clichéd western-genre moments you can think of are on display here: the cliff-side brawl, the train-wreck, the dirt-town shoot-out, the wild drunken party, the surprise fire, and on and on. Welch is lovely but way over-the-top while warming up to manly-but-wooden Brown (when she tells him, "I am your woman", she's suddenly so serious you can almost believe it); she's also very sexy showering under a water-tower (as a ruse to get a train to stop), but 80% of the picture is given over to the men, and their squabbles are completely routine and dull. "100 Rifles" could use less rifles and more human interaction. ** from ****
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