Joe Kidd

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Joe Kidd ★★½ 1972 (PG)

A land war breaks out in New Mexico between Mexican natives and American land barons. Eastwood, once again portraying the “mysterious stranger,” must decide with whom he should side, all the while falling in love with Garcia. Lackluster direction results in a surprisingly tedious western, in spite of the cast. One of Eastwood's lowest money grossers. 88m/C VHS, DVD . Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud, Stella Garcia, James Wainwright, Paul Koslo, Gregory Walcott, Dick Van Patten, Lynn(e) Marta; D: John Sturges; W: Elmore Leonard; C: Bruce Surtees; M: Lalo Schifrin.