A Man Called Sledge1971
A Man Called Sledge (1971)
Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
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as Luther Sledge
as Erwin Ward
as Old Man
as Poker Player
as Maximum Security Prisoner
as The Warden
as Barta Barry
as Prison Guard
Critic Reviews for A Man Called Sledge
Gets the violence part right, but there's not much else to the tired plot line.
Neither the script writer nor the director seemed capable of making anything better than an ordinary action film. Maybe if they hadn't been so overly ambitious they might have had a reasonably good Western.
Audience Reviews for A Man Called Sledge
Luther Sledge and gang have just robbed a stagecoach in the old west. But that victory does not come without a cost, as the coach driver is accidentally killed and Sledge's partner soon after dies in a card game. None of which stops Sledge from meeting up with Ward(Dennis Weaver) and Hooker(Claude Akins) to discuss an ambitious new plan to rob a gold shipment. At the same time, there is an old man(John Marley) following them who might have some inside knowledge. "A Man Called Sledge" might not be what would one would normally expect from a typical James Garner vehicle, as this is a Spaghetti western where he plays a much more ruthless character than the charming rogues he was usually known for.(That does partially explain why the forced romantic subplot never quite gels.) That having been said, there is still plenty to admire in this entertaining and violent genre smash-up where death is a constant companion for the characters in a movie made during the sunset of the western. On the other hand, it does take the outlaws a long time to find the obvious, if very daft, solution.