The second movie of Sergio Leone’s trilogy is as gripping as the first one ‘A fistful of dollars’. Clint Eastwood again gives a powerful performance in this movie.
Clint Eastwood and Van Cleef are bounty hunters who track down bandits and either produce them dead or alive to the Sheriff. They both go in pursuit of Indio (played by Maria Volonte) who is the most wanted bandit. Cleef and Eastwood who have not come face-face earlier meet know and decide to go for this together. By their plan Eastwood has to become an insider in the group while Cleef will attempt from being an outsider.
Indio plans to rob the bank El Paso which is the most secure bank and succeed. Cleef comes in to help them open the locker but later in the night removes all the money with help of Eastwood and both land in the hands of Indio.
Of course, as in any other movie the hero has to emerge victorious.
The climax scene where the exchange happens between Cleef and Volonte is well picturised.
This is a good movie but definitely not as good as the third movie in the trilogy ‘The Good, The Bad and The ugly’.