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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

 

Highly Recommended

Although “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” may have been the tenth of thirteen films helmed by Sam Peckinpah, compared to his final three big screen efforts, it is in many ways the last film with the Peckinpah style. Arriving on the heels of the troubled “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kidd,” “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” sees Peckinpah in the director’s chair as well as the co-writer’s seat, telling the timeless tale of morally questionable characters engaging in often amoral behavior. Set in the dusty underworld of Mexico (an underworld that is far more romantic than the modern cartel influenced settings as portrayed in “Traffic” and “Sicario”), Peckinpah’s tale follows Bernie (Warren Oates in a career highlight), a hard-lived former soldier, crooning with drunk tourists in a grimy Mexican bar who sees a chance at quick cash by tracking down the titular character.

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Source: DVD Talk

By Max Schindler