Sharper-shooting than most telemovies, Don Siegel’s tasty western proves the Dirty Harry director’s knack for distinguishing gun-for-hire gigs.
The thin line between law and crime is his favoured theme here. Giving Unforgiven’s Gene Hackman a preemptive run for his money, Michael
Parks’ sadistic sheriff metes out malicious ‘justice’.
Brisk, brash and acted to the hilt, Siegel’s wrong-man western duly secured his re-entry to cinema.