1974 / 112m - USA
Crime, Action
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia poster


October 28, 2023


I'm not a big fan of gritty 70s cinema, and Peckinpah's Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is a good reminder of what I don't like about these films. Poorly acted, ugly colors, and a dreary setting left me wanting. The second half is a bit more action-oriented, but nothing that got the adrenaline flowing.

The title gives away the entire plot. Alfredo Garcia got the daughter of a wealthy baron pregnant. He is furious and promises one million dollars to whoever brings the head of Garcia. Bennie and Elita could use the money, so they decide to work together and they set out to locate Garcia.

The first hour is pretty slow and more drama-focused. I didn't care for the actors or their characters though, so it was all for naught. The second hour brings the action, but it lacks impact and left me equally uninterested. Two hours is too long for the simple premise, but even with 30 minutes cut it wouldn't have been a better film.