Adios Sabata (1971)

Adios Sabata (1971)

  • 6.0
  • 106 mins
  • Western


In Mexico, during the rule of the self-proclaimed Emperor of Mexico Maximillian (1864-1867), Mexican revolutionaries and Republican forces try to bring former Mexican President Benito Juárez back to power. The United States in neutral and is going through the pains of the American Civil War. Mexican guerrilla leader Señor Ocaño hires gunfighter Sabata to steal a wagon-load of gold from Emperor Maximillian's Austrian and French forces. When Sabata and his friends, Escudo and Ballantine, finally get their hands on a wagon, they discover it's full of sand rather than gold. They suspect that the gold was stolen by Austrian Colonel Skimmel. Therefore, Sabata and his partners set out to find the gold and give it to the Mexican revolutionaries.—nufs68

Short Review

160806: Yul Brynner was following in some big footsteps with this film. Though he does a decent job, Adios Sabata suffers from being a bit slow in the middle. There are many fun features to this film however especially the unique weapons and outfits. Can't say I'm a fan of Sabata's (Brynner) all black disco look but kudos to Manuel Garcia Otello's (Salvatore Billa) holster on his shoulder and Septiembre's (Salvatore Borghese) cowboy boots. Sabata carries a unique Yellow-boy lever action that uses a magazine (I'll have to look that one up) and I'm always wondering what caliber the revolvers are in these spaghetti western. A few familiar and welcome faces from Sabata (1969) appear.