“ This first Sabata directed by Gianfranco Parolini is very amusing and entertaining .
“All in all though this film was entertaining and I would give it a 5.5 out of 10.
“Ultimately the Sabata series is an extremely enjoyable romp, through high-spirited realms of spaghetti-western escapism, which should easily when you over with it's innovative approach and great acting.
“ The film is an action packed, laugh-out-loud adventure.
“ Parolini keeps the action moving at a snappy clip, stages several exciting gunfights, springs some surprises along the trail.
“ The various attempts on Sabata's life and him demanding more money each time also became quite tiresome, it seems the script writers ran out of ideas.
“ Absolutely ridiculous, totally entertaining ultra-spaghetti western featuring one of entertainments greatest, and ugliest, bad guys - Lee Van Cleef.
“ Not because of Van Cleef's performance, which is imposing and memorable as always - the problems with this film are more down to the lukewarm plot and rather boring execution.
“ If you have a ravenous appetite for Spaghetti westerns lensed in rugged Spain with exhilarating music like composer Marcello Giombini's score and Carlo Simi's evocative sets (he collaborated with Sergio Leone), "Sabata" is a surefire sagebrusher.
“The finale is quite enjoyable, with a nice bunch of twists and a good laugh at the end.
“ In addition to the plethora of gunplay and the high body count, it's the craftiness of Sabata and Banjo that is the most entertaining element of the film.
“ While that one lacked Van Cleef, the story is more compelling than this debut.
“ Very toungue in cheek but still fun and action packed.
“ Good, exciting western action film.
“ i was surprised how action packed it was.
“ A stylish and entertaining spaghetti-western.
“There's virtually no story in this film, just one big set-piece after another.
“ I found it to be an enjoyable flick.
“ As a spaghetti western, it's up there with "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and is a thoroughly enjoyable movie that keeps it's tongue firmly in cheek.
“ A classic action packed sagebrusher with melodramatic twists and turns needs a violent, larger-than-life villain to challenge the hero.
“ The pacing is laid-back, but the camera smoothly follows the action with dramatic zooms and some rousing, if familiar sounding music cues.
“ The only way to find out is to seek out a copy of this most entertaining Spaghetti Western.
“ Exiting and snappy like only an Italian spaghetti western can be.
“ Director Frank Kramer (Gianfranco Parolini) is adequate but unoutstanding, his directorial style fairly uninspired in this film he went on to direct Van Cleef in a number of other enjoyable Italian Westerns.
“ This is first and probably the best of the three Sabata films, a series known for it's gripping gun-fights, high-flying acrobats and an overall high-degree of cinematic flair; and to top things off, thanks to the stellar performances of Lee Van Cleef and Yul Brynner, these films are firmly guided by the ultra-cool, swaggering presence of some of the genre's all-time best talent.
“ See it – The Sabata trilogy is the epitome of spaghetti westerns -a bit cheesy, but immensely entertaining and full of clever ways for people to get shot.
“Linda Vera was absolutely stunning.
“ I watched this for the first time last night and really enjoyed it its the best western I've seen for a while I'm surprised it hasn,t got more of a following.
“However the story has some disjointed pacing at times that make you wonder how one scene connected to the next.
“ 'Sabata' begins with a compelling exuberant country tune, in which people chant 'Ehi amico...
“ Compared to the great Spaghetti Westerns this was a waste of time, glad I didn't have to pay for the box set.
“ It is breathtaking.