So you think movies are violent today, huh? ..think again. Sam Peckinpah's highly charged, extremely intense, brutally violent 1971 movie is an underrated masterpiece, in my opinion, that redefined cinema violence forever (as if "The Wild Bunch" wasn't enough). It is one of the best directed, most fluidly edited pictures that I've seen in recent YEARS. Today's films don't even come close for real.
Honestly, when I see the trailer doesn't attract my eye so much, I though.. "huh, another 70's "violent" stupid movie.." but this is noooot a horror film in the traditional sense, Peckinpah's statement is that in this world, like it or not, there is a genuine need for violence and he concentrates most on uncovering how common emotions (jealousy, vengeance, lust) can turn seemingly normal men evil.
btw.. Dustin Hoffman looks very handsome in this film