“My grandfather used to say…”

Although recognized as an above average spaghetti western, Ace High does not find itself in the ranks of the heavy hitters that die hard fans can rattle off of their tounges without thinking. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a picture whose title has so little to do with the film, Glengarry Glen Ross being the last that comes to mind. A more appropriate name for the film could be Tuco’s Escapades as Eli Wallach carries this one home. Eli Wallach in these rolls is similar to having a bag of cheese puffs in front of you on an empty stomach–its pleasuring simply to indulge, and it never seems to get old.

Directed by the relatively obscure Giuseppe Colizzi Ace High blends comedy, suspense, and adventure in typical spaghetti Western fashion. Terence Hill and Bud Spencer serve supporting roles, chasing Eli Wallach all over various locales in the wild west. Normally I describe the film a bit more in these reviews but since I was pleasantly surpsied to watch this without knowing what to expect, I’d like you to share the same experience. Enjoy!

Jonathan’s Review: 4 out of 5 stars.