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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters.
While it certainly shares a lot of DNA with the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, El Topo sets out its stall immediately as something different, far stranger, and more mythic.| Read in full: El Topo movie review We Love Cinema
Influenced by Sergio Leone, Tod Browning, Luis Buñuel and (worryingly) Charles Manson, it’s a bizarre head-trip festival of occult psychedelia, heatstroke visuals, Age-of-Aquarius nude dancing and violence through poster-paint fake blood splattered about the place.The Guardian