Mr. Majestyk (1974) - Action, Crime, Drama

Hohum Score

9

Engaging

A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Charles Bronson, Linda Cristal
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 6 out of 76 found boring (7.89%)

One-line Reviews (38)

The break out at the start is stunning, the scenes of melon picking in Colorado interesting and the final chase through the dusty mountain tracks stunning.

The premise is also exciting and downright cool: Bronson as a watermelon farmer who gets screwed by the man for protecting his property and then gets screwed when he attempts to secure his freedom via a poorly conceived plan.

The plot also relies heavily on the hit-man being impulsive and unpredictable, which does not quite gel with the notion of him being so successful in both his profession and ability to evade the law.

Repetitive, Formulaic and predictable: not recommended unless you have difficulty following plots.

Majestyk" features an engaging Bronson performance, and a strong supporting cast.

" After a series of attacks, Bronson fights back and a final shootout at a mountain cabin has predictable results.

Overall, classic 70's action cinema and an enjoyable watch.

Majestyk" is no great shakes, but is still nicely plotted and solidly entertaining for its duration.

But because of the good action the movie stays entertaining the whole way.

From the beginning to finish the noisy action-packed and fast-moving are continued and that's why it results to be entertaining .

Nowadays, movies bore me—maybe all of them, and certainly the very idea of watching them, or taking an interest in them, as I have found them to be only surrogates of art or fun; I have ceased seeing movies.

The movie has a lot of fast paced action.

While Bronson may not give his best performance, it is certainly one of his most entertaining.

Majestyk"--though certainly less popular, seminal and influential, was perhaps even more exciting and well done.

Majestyk" is probably not one the most memorable of these films, but it definitely is another highly entertaining action flick with Bronson that his fans can not afford to miss.

Highly Entertaining Action Film .

A well written and made, slow burning action movie with Bronson being Bronson even while playing the part of a melon picker.

Lettieri is an effectively intense antagonist, Linda Cristal has lots of appeal as migrant worker Nancy Chavez, and Koslo is great fun as the pathetic Kopas, although Lee Purcell has an underdeveloped role as Rendas' associate "Wiley".

Everything about this one feels freshly handled and downright gripping, even with its slow progression.

On the down side, the film moves slowly at times, and certain facets of the plot seem pointless.

) But I never get tired of these situations as he writes them, because the stories are all unique, thrilling, well told, and (if you stretch a little) believable.

For an '70's action movie it's quite action packed, with a couple of nice chases and shootouts throughout the movie.

Entertaining, suspenseful, humorous, in fact deadpan witty.

The movie is simple, entertaining and just the right length.

The second half of the story though is totally predictable.

Majestyk" an entertaining knuckle-buster with some "3:10 to Yuma" thrown in for good measure.

Renda is just itching to get at Majestyk, and what follows is an action packed battle of wits between two determined foes – with only one left standing at the end…Mr.

Not the sort of film to try and capture the imagination of the multiplex generation, but along side, say, Don Siegel's Charley Varrick, you would have the perfect examples of how entertaining 70s action movies really were.

All things considered, "Mr Majestyk" is probably not one of the most essential Bronson flicks, but it is definitely an immensely entertaining action film that I highly recommend!

Fleischer stages an exciting, impromptu shoot-out in broad daylight between the authorities and Franks' men at the crossroads of a small city.

This filmhas a message and no story.

They just tell an interesting and exciting story.

Charles Bronson plays watermelon farmer/landowner(and Vietnam veteran) Vince Majestyk, who runs into trouble with organized crime when they threaten his workers, then scare them off, threatening to put Majestyk out of business, which of course he won't take lying down, leading to an escalating one man war that leads to an exciting finale.

I thought this was an enjoyable film.

Enjoyable .

Tough guy Bronson is at his best here delivering snappy comebacks and manhandling the bad guys in the best way he knows how.

Mr Majestyk has some clichés as far as action films go, but for Bronson fans I guarantee the experience will be an entertaining one.

In the film there is action , exciting car pursuits , shootouts , thrills , suspense and a little bit of violence .