- Apart from its balletic set-pieces of gunfights, the film ran a gauntlet of emotions from violent excitement to melodramatics to softhearted sentimentality.
- Those scripts had occasional moments of truth but were stuck in a rut of creaky sentiment and melodramatics.
- Or maybe it's just old-fashioned, gutwrenching melodramatics.
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